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Gogoi resorts to comparative politics

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, August 2: Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has resorted to comparative politics to make it clear what his government did on flood front in Assam and what his successor BJP government has done in the past none year on that front.

Talking to newsmen in the city on Wednesday, Gogoi said: “Let Dispur publish a white paper on what my government did for floods in the State vis-à-vis what the BJP government has done in the past one year. The government should also let it the people of the State crystal clear as to how much funds the Centre sanctioned for floods in Kashmir, Bengal and Assam.”

Gogoi said that the Centre had sanctioned Rs 20,000 crore for the Ganga, and only Rs 100 crore for the Brahmaputra to conduct a study. “If he has sanctioned Rs 20,000 crore for the Ganga, he should sanction Rs 50,000 crore for Assam,” Gogoi said, and added: “The Prime Minister has to spell it out if the Rs 250 crore he announced in Guwahati yesterday was under SDRF or in addition to that. If it is SDRF fund, there’s nothing to cheer about as that is a normal allocation of fund.”

He said: “The Prime Minister who tells others his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ refused to listen to the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of the flood affected people of Assam yesterday. He’s come to the State to shed crocodile tears.”

On the killing of Lafikul Islam, Gogoi said: “It has exposed the total failure of law and order in the State. It should be handed over to the CBI.”

Meanwhile, AIUDF president Badrudin Ajmal moved Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju urging him to ensure CBI inquiry into the killing of Lafikul Islam in Kokrajhar.

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