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August is the month of revolutiory movements'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Aug 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

Silchar, Aug 24: “It was the coming of Mahatma Gandhi that gave Indians a ray of hope in the 1920s. Gandhi tried hard to negotiate and persuade the British to leave India without any hassle. But the passing of the Rowlatt Act and the Jalianwala Bagh massacre jolted him. Gandhi waged a non violent war and launched the famous Quit India Movement on August 9, 1942 and within 5 years; the British rulers were thrown out of the country. Gandhi’s determition and confidence crumbled even the mightiest empire to dust. Evils of corruption, casteism, commulism, poverty and unemployment have been sapping the vitality of our country,” said veteran jourlist M J Akbar, Minister of State (MoS) for Exterl Affairs and a Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha, addressing an august assembly at a packed auditorium at Banga Bhawan of this town on Wednesday.

“Earlier, it was the English rulers who sapped our vitality and left us to die in poor, impoverished and pitiable state. Now, the present BJP government has pledged that within the next 5 years, a sea change will be seen in India. By 2022, we will have a new India – free form all evil and malpractices. Prime Minister rendra Modi is one such person who is capable of waving his magic wand and take the world by storm. He introduced demonetization and GST. We have a vision that by 2022 India should be fully developed, advanced and superior. BJP relies on the power of women. Our mission is to move from Sankalpa to Siddhi and that the Party should not sit idle now,” M J Akbar added to say.

The Minister further said that the reins of development have been given to the women. “August has been always a special and historic month for our country. The Supreme Court’s historical judgement on triple talaq will remain a milestone for centuries to come. BJP government has always worked for the uplift, emancipation and empowerment of women. Congress is of the opinion that why BJP should take the credit. Had Congress been in power, they would have used the platform of the Parliament and try to influence and modify the judgement. This is just the beginning of a new era. BJP is capable of bringing many more landmark and revolutiory reforms in the country,” said M J Akbar.

Former MP Kabindra Purkayastha said, “The means of transport and communication is very poor in this part of the country. We would urge upon the government to help in developing railway line directly from Silchar to Kolkata through Bangladesh. This will help people in reaching far off places in lesser time.” Dr Rajdeep Roy, spokesperson, state BJP, too laid stress on the same issue of constructing a corridor through Bangladesh for reaching Kolkata. “The route from Silchar to Guwahati vice versa is very pathetic and people hesitantly undertake the journey.”

“Our country has been fragmented on the lines of caste. Even after 7 decades of India’s independence, the country is lagging behind. One of the reasons is the scent and infant India has been ill fed. We should strive for a quantum leap. Silchar is the second largest in NE and thus deserves all the attention. It is a pity that our students have to go out for seeking jobs,” Dr Roy added to say. Among others who spoke on the meeting included Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly, MLA Dilip Kumar Paul and Uday Shankar Goswami, district president. Among others present at the function included former MP Kabindra Purkayastha, Dr Rajdeep Roy, spokesperson, state BJP and others.

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