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China not building dam on Brahmaputra: PM to Gogoi

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 21, 2009

New Delhi, Oct 20 (PTI) Taking strong exception to the reports that China was constructing a dam on Brahmaputra, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to take up the issue with the neighbouring country.

However, the Prime Minister told the Chief Minister China has not constructed any dam on Brahmaputra and there was need for worry, sources said.

During the 20-minute meeting, Gogoi discussed with Singh issues concerning state, including law and order, insurgency and boundary dispute with neighbouring states.

The Chief Minister also apprised the Prime Minister about the developmental initiatives taken by his government and sought financial assistance.

The Prime Minister assured all help, sources said.

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