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'Centre has utterly failed to fulfil its promises'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Sept 16: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Friday slammed the BJP governments both at Centre and Dispur for utterly failing to fulfil their promises which they made before elections.

APCC president Ripun Bora while addressing a press meet in the city said, “There were five poll promises made by Modi, which his government has so far failed to fulfil. Those five promises were 1. Before the last Lok Sabha polls, rendra Modi promised that all black money stashed abroad would be brought back to India and Rs 15 lakh would be deposited to every Indian’s bank accounts, 2.Every year, 2 crore appointments would be given in the government sector, 3. The beginning of acche din would be ushered in and rise in prices of essential commodities would be brought under control, 4. Under the Dhan Jan Yojo, every Indian would be provided the facility of bank account by the government with an initial deposit of Rs 1.5 lakh, and 5. Electricity supply would be given to every household in the country on 24x7 basis.”

The APCC members would now visit every household in the State with a standard format, asking the people whether they have received what Modi and his party promised before it came to power.

To protest against the government’s failure to lower high prices of essential commodities, 5,000 members of Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress will soon stage a rally in Guwahati. “We are going to expose the BJP and the party’s wrong programmes and policies. This is only the beginning,” added Bora.

Mahila Congress president Shahz Yasmin Haque said mainly the women are facing problems due to rise in prices of essential items including food items. On the damage suffered by farmers in 22 districts due to pest attack on standing crops, the APCC president said, “The farmers should be given compensation for the crop loss due to pest attack. Why has the PM’s Fasal Bima Yojo not yet been implemented in the State by Sonowal government? Isn’t the State government depriving the farmers of the State by doing this?” He also said the Central government, on one hand, talks about setting up of industrial units in the North-east for its economic development, on the other; it is now planning to shut Cachar Paper Mill, Ashok Paper Mill at Jogighopa and HPC Paper Mill at Jagiroad, despite the popular demand that these sick industrial units should be revived.

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