By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, February 13: Is democracy dead in Assam? Such a question arises as a people's representative who is officiating as the president of a tiol party has created a record of sorts by saying 'if we pay Rs 1 crore to a municipal board or a town committee to be formed by the BJP, we will pay Rs 2 crore to one to be formed by the Congress. Why should pay them equally?'
After stung by the urban voters of the state, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Anjan Dutta made such a statement while talking to newsmen in the city today.
The statement has laid bare the attitude of the ruling Congress in the state. The statement has also sent an ominous sigl to the state, posing a serious threat to its even development.
Dutta was also on record saying, "We have promised to pay Rs 1,000 crore to the civic bodies in the next five years only if we come to power. Why should we pay now?"
Things have come to such a pass in the state that poll promises have become veritable agreements with the voters.
On BTC polls, Dutta said: "We'll field our candidates. We are holding talks with Bodos, Adivasis and others. Of course no talks have been initiated with any political parties as yet."