By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 11: The AJYCP has said that Dispur has failed to provide relief to the flood affected people in the State. It has also threatened the Centre for, what it said, apathy towards the flood-hit people in the State.
In a statement issued to the press on Tuesday, AJYCP president in-charge Ranjan Upadhay and general secretary Palash Changmai said: “The Sarbanda Sonowal has utterly failed to provide relief to the flood affected people in the State. It has also failed to get funds from the Centre for flood relief. The stand taken by the Prime Minister, who comes to Assam and delivers emotiol speeches, when Assam is reeling under flood is unfortute. Even if he himself can’t visit Assam, his failure to send one of his important Cabinet colleagues to the State is frustrating. It’s a matter to be ashamed of that in such a situation the Prime Minister is taking stock of Assam flood over telephone to the Chief Minister. Since its inception, the AJYCP has been demanding declaration of floods in the State as a tiol problem. However, the demand has not been fulfilled as yet. The Centre has all along been deceiving the flood-affected people of the State just by doling out funds in piecemeal. That meagre flood fund mostly goes to ministers and bureaucrats. Besides reiterating our demand for the declaration of floods in Assam as a tiol programme, we demand of the Centre to release Rs 1,000 crore to fight floods in the State. We also want the Chief Minister to keep his poll promise of protecting the ‘jaati, maati and bheti’ of Assam, instead of going for holding festivals in a luxurious way.”