Political leaders of ruling party often boast of development works taken up and implementation thereof by their Govt. in press conference as well as in public meetings. Of course,some development works of several schemes are implemented spending crores of rupees. But, how much of allotted fund goes to the actual beneficiaries? Different middlemen as well as implementation agency of the schemes from top to bottom grab large chunk of the fund. Mere allotment of fund for development works will not do, unless Govt. takes appropriate steps to check corruption. People are observing this, and a befitting reply would be given at the time of exercising their franchise. So, Govt should take immediate steps in this regard to check corruption.
Bamgaon, Biswath Chariali
Hitting below the belt
‘Every action has an equal and opposite reaction’, this law of thermodymics is now prevalent in today’s state politics. During the SAG, one witnessed many hoardings across the city depicting our duly elected Prime Minister of the tion in a poor light by the ruling state government. Was it a message which they wanted to convey to those players and officials from the foreign countries? Being a citizen of this country I was really ashamed to see such hoardings. Putting up such hoardings during that period when the attention of the participating countries was firmly fixed upon Guwahati (the host city), was in very bad taste! It is the duty of all the political parties to keep aside politics for the tion’s prestige. The act of the Congress was nothing but hitting below the belt.
Dr Ashim Chowdhury,
A Sordid State of Affairs
Now, the lid over the clandestine alliance between the congress and the AIUDF has been blown off. It is done so covertly that the congress still keeps on distancing itself from the AIUDF. Overtly, of course, the party keeps hurling abuse at AIUDF and the latter, too, reciprocate with equal gusto. AIUDF Chief Badaruddin Ajmal, unilaterally (?) leaves 66 seats to congress in upper Assam. As Mr. Ajmal states, upper Assam is inhabitated by the ‘Assami’ and the rest of the seats in lower Assam, where the minority (Bangladeshi) should be left for his party by the congress. This sort of Polarization by no other person than an M.P. is worth reprimanding. Perhaps, for the first time in the electioneering history of Assam, someone so brazenly could shout at the top of his voice about the votes Mr. Ajmal’s party will garner from the dubious citizens. If the congress really distances itself from AIUDF, we common men are of the opinion that the congress is solely responsible for this sordid state of affairs. One can assert it without any ambiguity. In upper Assam, too, with the blessings of some congress stalwarts, mainly ministers and M.L.As number of dubious citizens keep multiplying. The illegal grabbing of land of the Kaziranga tiol Park by many dubious citizens is a case in point. Even an Hon’ble High court’s order is not enough to evict these dubious citizens. Thanks to the exertion of the great Akhil Gogoi tacitly supported by our congress leaders. We will not wonder, if Mr. Ajmal tomorrow will claim the whole of Assam, the indigenous people definitely have a tough time ahead. Who is responsible for this sordid state of affairs?