BJP government misleading people of Assam: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Media Department chairperson Bobbeeta Sharma flayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government’s ‘false promises and failures’.
GUWAHATI: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Media Department chairperson Bobbeeta Sharma flayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government's 'false promises and failures'.
Addressing a press conference at Rajiv Bhavan in Guwahati on Tuesday, Bobbeeta Sharma came down heavily on the 'anti-people' policies of the BJP Central and State governments. She pointed out that the BJP government had only been misleading the simple people of Assam. "A prime example of this is the promise of according ST status to six indigenous communities of Assam. The six communities of Assam who had been demanding ST status for a long time have been again backstabbed by the BJP government. On August 9, a Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha for according ST status to 12 tribal communities from Arunachal Pradesh but nothing was done for the six communities from Assam - Tai -Ahoms, Moran, Muttock, Koch Rajbongshi, Chutias and Tea Tribes," she said.
"Secondly, it has been brought to our notice that a sign board has come up in the name of the Adani Group of companies in the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport. The Congress party has always been vociferous in protesting against giving away the airport on lease for 50 years to the Adani Group. Now we demand to know that in the contract with the Adani Group whether the government has given a clause to keep the name of the airport in the name of our leader Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi or not? The government should make the clause public if there is any, and under no circumstances should the name of Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi be removed from the airport," she said.
Sharma further said, "The BJP government has dealt a heavy financial blow on Assam by suspending the Special Category Status and now the Central Goverment has not refunded the GST that is due to the State Government. In this financial year till May, the GST collection that Assam has to get is Rs 1,623 crore and till now this has not been refunded to Assam"
On the recent border dispute with Mizoram, Sharma held both the Chief Ministers responsibile for worsening the situation by indulging in Twitter war which was like an invitation to incite violence in the area. "The age-old relation and goodwill between the seven States was ruined by the open spat between the two Chief Ministers of Assam and Mizoram." She also demanded that details of the meeting held with Meghalaya Chief Minister on border issue should also be divulged in public as well as the details of the meeting with the Prime Minister on the border issue.