From our Special Correspondent
SILCHAR, June 6: Pradip Dutta Roy, member of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, has pleaded for strong, able and effective people’s representative from Barak Valley to Lok Sabha in the next Parliamentary elections of 2014. In a memorandum sent to Bhubansehwar Kalita, MP, and president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, Guwahati, Dutta Roy said in view of the failure of the ministers, MPs and MLAs of this valley irrespective of party affiliation, the problems of the region have been mounting, adding to the sufferings of people. He reminded that Barak Valley which was described as an ‘island of peace’ by the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is losing its significance. Social unrest and communal mistrust have been increasing due to the lack of healthy political and ethical values, he pointed out.
Barak Valley now caught in the quagmire of plethora of problems needs a political leader with vision and creative thought. He blamed the absence of any constructive dialogue between the ruling and opposition parties to resolve the burning issues. Nor is there any political movement with purpose which is pushing the people to a sort of frustration. Dutta Roy recalled the value based politics of great leader like Arun Kumar Chanda, Mahitosh Purkaystha, Moinul Haque Choudhury, Rathin Sen, Nalini Kanta Das and Suranjan Nandi and it is high time that the hiatus created should be seriously addressed to. It is possible, as he said, with the right choice of a leader for nomination for the Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 elections.
Dutta Roy added to say that due to the lack of any coordinated efforts and approach among the people’s representatives of this valley, there has been total collapse in communication network. Silchar-Lumding BG, East-West Corridor and Barak Dam have been hanging fire for the last several years. Acute power crisis, unemployment and lack of transparency in the implementation of welfare schemes and projects have been the cause of extreme disappointment and disillusionment with people of this valley who are losing confidence in the leaders.
Against this backdrop, Dutta Roy says the need of the hour is a political leader who can not only win back the trust and confidence of people but also lead them from the front in resolving their problems and sufferings. At this critical juncture, Gaurav Gogoi, if nominated for the Silchar Lok Sabha seat in 2014, will not only emerge victorious but also provide the leadership needed. He will also play a vital role to remove the stigma of neglect and discrimination towards Barak Valley and work for the strengthening of bond with Brahmaputra Valley. Bimala Prasad Chaliha was elected from Badarpur to become the Chief Minister of the State while Moinul Haque Choudhury got elected from Dhubri to become Central Minister. With the nomination and election of Gaurav Gogoi, he was confident the very face of Barak Valley would change for better.