Santu Larma adressed a public meeting of about 500/600 souls at Bangal Halia (falls on the Rangamati-Bandarban road), under Rajasthali Upazila of Rangamati Hill District yesterday. He left Rangamati town at around 09.00 hrs. escorted by Police protection paty and youths.
The programme was actually organised for opening a PCP (Hill Students Council) unit at Bangal Halia College. The turnout of listeners to the meeting was poor as there was rain and opposition from the CHT Accord opposition group camped in Rajasthali Upazila, it is gathered.
It is also learnt that the pro-CHT Acord group mobilised the public with stern warning that at least one from each family might attend the programme. In this drive the villages covered under Ward 8 and 9 of Kaptai Upailla are Gabachara, Uparpara of Hnarachara, Nicher Hnarachara, Kochuripara, Narangiri Barapara, Tinchari Punarbashan, Panchari, Tinchari, Mitingachari, Noapara, Bhalukya and etc.