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Gogoi demands White Paper on demonetisation effect

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Feb 2: Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today demanded that the State government publish a White Paper on the effect of demonetization in the State.

Participating in the debate on Governor’s address in the Assam Assembly, former Chief Minister Gogoi said, “Government may not accept, but people of the State have faced serious problems due to demonetization. So, government should come up with a white paper on its effect.”

Gogoi said that there is vast difference between works and words of the present government.

Speaking on NRC update, the former Chief Minister said the credit for NRC update goes to AASU.

“We wanted NRC update on the basis of 2014 electoral roll because 2014 electoral roll has a link with 1965 electoral roll. So we had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking updating of NRC on the basis of 2014 electoral roll,” Gogoi added.

He further questioned the NDA government for not completing the barbed wire fencing work along Indo-Bangladesh border.

“NDA government has completed two years in the centre but during this period how much border fencing work you have done? What did the previous NDA government did? It was only the UPA government, which did the installation of flood light along the border,” Gogoi said.

Taking a dig at the state government, the former Chief Minister dubbed the eviction drive launched by the BJP government in the state as ‘inhuman’ and alleged that government had not looked at the human angle.  

He said that the insurgency problem in the State has increased recently which the government should seriously look into.

Gogoi also alleged that the downgrading his security cover is political vendetta. “The Centre has dared to withdraw my NSG cover as because I am an Assamese, but it would never dare to do so with Mulayam Singh Yadav,” he said.

The Centre withdrawn the tiol Security Guards (NSG) attached to former chief minister Tarun Gogoi in December last year.

It may be mentioned that BJP legislator Rabiram rzary, AIUDF legislator Aminul Islam Laskar, Congress MLA Ganesh Limbu, BJP legislators Siladittya Deb, Padma Hazarika and Gurujyoti Das also participated in the debate on Governor’s address in the House.

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