Dispur faces flak over floods
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Aug 24: The Assam State Committee of the CPI-M has come down heavily on the Centre and Assam government for their alleged casual approach towards floods in the state.
CPI-M general secretary Deben Bhattacharya in a statement said that the State government has committed a serious offence by not providing relief to the flood-hit people of the State.
He said that Sarbanda Sonowal-led BJP government in the State has completely failed to deal with the flood situation.
“The flood-hit people, who have been taking shelter in the reliefs camps, have faced inexplicable situation due to scarcity of food, pure drinking water, medicine and other materials,” he said.
Bhattacharya said that during the hour of crisis, the discrimitory attitude of the Central government towards Assam has been reflected.
The Central government not only turning deaf years to the demand of the people of Assam, but also it remained indifferent towards the problems of the flood-hit people.
The CPI-M leader said that the party would launch a state-wide protest from August 25 to 31 demanding relief and rehabilitation of the flood-affected people.
The third wave of the devastating floods has so far claimed 71 lives in Assam and the toll in this year’s flood-related incidents in the north-eastern has gone up to 155, including eight in capital Guwahati.
The party has also opposed ming 12 new colleges in the state after RSS ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya.
The CPI-M slammed the autocratic decision of the BJP government and demanded immediate withdrawal of the decision to me 12 new colleges in the state after Deendayal Upadhyaya.
Earlier Congress and AGP also opposed the decision.
Leading intellectuals like Prof Hiren Gohain and Prof gen Saikia have also criticized the government’s decision. “We do not want any decision that hurts the sentiments of the people who had voted us to power. The government should review its decision to me all 12 colleges after one particular person,” AGP president Atul Bora said.