From a Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, Feb 17: President of Anchalikatabadi AGP (AAGP) Sunil Rajkonwar has stressed the need to expedite construction of the Dibrugarh Town Protection Drain (DTPD), the construction work of which was stopped halfway due to certain irregularities.
Opining that the town would be in a soup in the upcoming rainy season if abnormalities were not corrected soon, he demanded for reconstruction of the drain soon. Rajkonwar expressed his chagrin over the lax outlook of the authorities concerned in handling the issue, and demanded that the construction company which was initially given the contract to build the drain should be subjected to legal action for leaving the project incomplete. He further said that as the completion of the DTPD would take some time, the government should come up with an ad hoc plan to save the residents from the onslaught of the approaching monsoons. If the government does not make necessary arrangements for the same, AAGP’s demands will take the form of a fierce struggle in the coming days, he added.
In the press meet, Rajkonwar also pilloried the State Power Minister Pallab Lochan Das for his irresponsible behaviour in Tripura. He asserted that the minister did not care enough for his own State, but had gone to Tripura to forward his political party’s interests. Citing the instance of Das getting arrested for violating election law in Tripura, he termed the incident as shameful for Assam, and as such, demanded for his immediate resigtion from the post of minister.
Taking potshots at the BJP, he held that in stark contrast to what the party claimed, it had failed in all areas, be it agriculture, education or protecting State boundaries. Stressing the subject of State boundary, he added that the State had turned a blind eye to the illegal grab of Assam’s lands by Aruchal Pradesh, galand, Mizoram and Bangladesh. He was quick to point out that Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, despite having made promises before coming to power of solving the land-grab issues, had not delivered on those so far. As such, Rajkonwar requested Sonowal to keep his promise. He subsequently posed a blunt question, “Should the BJP government remain in power after failing in so many domains?”