By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 10: The Central Guwahati Students’ Union (CGSU) has said that what Guwahati Mayor Mrigen Sarania says and does are worlds apart. The students’ body has warned the Mayor for his failure to get things done in the right way in the city.
In a statement issued to the press today, CGSU general secretary Sukumar Barman said: “The GMC has failed on all fronts. It only collects tax without doing much for the wellbeing of the city dwellers. Dengue has assumed an alarming proportion in the city with the registration of around 4,000 cases. The GMC has utterly failed to check it. It has failed to do what it assured the people of doing.”
Taking a dig at the city Mayor, Barman said: “GMC Mayor Mrigen Sarania is just a vase. What he says and what he does are worlds apart. On the issue of putting an end to dengue in the city, he said that the GMC had as many as 25 to 30 fogging machines under its disposal. However, the councilors and GMC staff have confirmed that the civic body has just six to seven fogging machines with which checking dengue in the city is next to impossible.”
The students’ body further said that the supply of potable water in the city is also largely irregular. “City areas like Pub Sarania, Gandhibasti, Rehabari, Birubari, Uzan Bazar, Silpukhuri and Kharguli have been bearing the brunt of scarcity of drinking water. This is despite repeated request by the students’ body to the GMC and the city mayor to get basic needs in right order,” Barman said, and added: “We’ve held talks with garik Samitis, Unyan Samitis and Jalakalyan Samitis of the city and warned the Mayor to solve the problems of drinking water and check the spread of dengue in the city. We’ve also warned the Mayor that in the event of failure on the part of the GMC to meet the demands, with the help of the garik Samitis, Unyan Samitis and Jalakalyan Samitis, will go for a massive agitation.”
Barman further said that people have lost faith on the GMC and the State Health Department for their failure to rise up to the expectations of the people.