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Is failure to give account of Rs 15,000 crore a matter to celebrate? KSUPA asks Dispur

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

‘Right from the Chief Minister, his ministerial colleagues and bureaucrats have only been looting the state exchequer for 14 years. What’s the reason to celebrate the completion of the fourth year of the government? Is failure to give accounts of over Rs 15,000 crore a matter to celebrate?’

– Krishak Sramik Unyan Parishad, Asom

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 23: The Krishak Sramik Unyan Parishad, Asom (KSUPA) has said that looting funds being the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government’s funda, it has no reason worthy enough to celebrate the completion of its fourth year.

In a statement issued to the press today, KSUPA president Pradip Kalita said: “Right from the Chief Minister, his ministerial colleagues and bureaucrats have only been looting the state exchequer for 14 years. What’s the reason to celebrate the completion of the fourth year of the government? Is failure to give accounts of over Rs 15,000 crore a matter to celebrate? Is the programme to make a strategy to continue the looting?”

Kalita said: “The development which the Gogoi government has been claiming has its existence only in office documents, not on the ground. Dispur has failed to give the account of over Rs 15,000 crore. The amount includes Rs 500 crore for plantation and 1,000 crore for other schemes in Forest Department once headed by Rakibul Hussain, Rs 4,000 crore for MGNREGA in the P & RD Department, also headed by Rakibul Hussain.”

“Under the AIBP schemes, the State Irrigation Department got Rs 2,045 crore and Rs 6,000 crore for other schemes from the Centre. Though the farmers of the State haven’t got any benefits of all such irrigation schemes, the ministers and top-level bureaucrats have got the lion’s share of the Central funds,” Kalita said.

On the State Agriculture Department, Kalita said: “It has got Rs 11,000 crore from the Centre against 31 agriculture schemes that have benefited only ministers, MLA and bureaucrats.”

Kalita said that the Parishad would go against the Congress in the 2016 Assembly election in the state, and at the same time, warned the BJP of taking any anti-Assam policy.

On May 26, the members of the Parishad will stage dhar at Dighalipukhuripaar in protest against the looting of funds by Dispur.

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