No politics on flood, BJP tells Congress
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 22: The Bharati Jata Party (BJP) has appealed to the Congress not to give political hues to the flood crisis of the State.
Responding to the condemtion by the Congress, BJP Assam Pradesh spokesperson Pramod Swami said that the State government had taken stringent steps in rendering relief of all sorts among the flood-affected people across the State.
Swami further said that the government was alert on the flood mece in the State for it had already renovated and constructed around 85 of the 91 breached embankments in the State.
“Let alone the government, the State BJP, following a directive from its president Ranjit Kumar Dass, has taken steps to provide relief to the flood victims,” Swami added.
Swami said: “During the Congress regime in the past 15 years, there were massive irregularities and misappropriation of funds sanctioned for flood relief. Though the Congress is oblivious of those irregularities, many in the State have those facts clearly etched on their minds.”
Swami alleged that corruption was ‘deep-rooted’ during the 15-year tenure of Congress, and if it levels corruption charges against the ruling party not it is a mockery for the party itself.
Swami mentioned Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has advocated ‘zero tolerance’ on corruption, and because of this those caught in the anti-corruption drives are now behind bars, facing trials.