TINSUKIA, March 31: Expressing serious concern over selective target on jourlists, Ripun Bora, State APCC president, said the government had miserably failed to provide security to common people, particularly women and backward sections, and called upon Sarbanda Sonowal to exercise his power and wisdom in governce rather than being toyed by others.
Addressing a press meet at Congress Bhavan here on Saturday during his three-day tour in Tinsukia district, Bora claimed that the BJP rode to power through ill-propaganda and deceiving the public in every sphere since then, which the public had realized now, Bora remarked.
Claiming with assertion that the panchayat election would have better prospects for Congress, Bora said the trend was visible with several hundred workers back to the party in recent days. With the rise in atrocities against women, Bora demanded that adequate women police personnel should be recruited while a march to Raj Bhavan has been organized on April 2 to review a petition on modus operandi of lodging FIR on atrocities against SC and ST.
When asked to comment on the recently-concluded elections in north-eastern States, Bora said barring Tripura whose electorate were desperate for a change, in all other States like Aruchal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and galand, the BJP by misusing power and by adopting false propaganda and alleged horse trading, captured power against the mandate of the public, he alleged. Reacting to a news item declaring Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma among 100 powerful men in the country, Bora pointed out that the question was about the parameters used by the newspaper group at a time when the performance under his ministry like education and health was very deplorable.
A galaxy of senior leaders from the district, former Deputy Speaker Prithibi Majhi, former MLA RP Singh and spokesperson R Borthakur were present in the press meet among others. Meanwhile, Ripun Bora also had an interaction with grassroots workers at Sadiya, Doomdooma and Digboi during his three-day tour.