From a Correspondent
Doomdooma, Oct 9: The BJP-led NDA government has deceived people in the me of change. Leveling this charge against Prime Minister rendra Modi’s style of functioning, Dilip Moran, former MLA and former vice-president of Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP), said that as against his election promise of bringing in acche din, Prime Minister Modi has indulged in systematically taking away all the facilities enjoyed by the less privileged section of the society.
Dilip Moran made this observation while addressing a meeting of Assam Dristi Party in connection with the formation of its Tinsukia District Committee at Marwari Panchayati Bhavan here. He said that Modi Government had stopped the Indira Awas Yoja (IAY) for construction of houses for the poor, old-age pension and providing bicycles to students and poor people. On the other hand, as against prevailing lowest prices of petrol/diesel at Rs. 40, it is as high as Rs. 72 in India. For Assam, he said Modi also showed sympathy. For Gujarat flood relief he gave Rs. 500 crore but no fund was forthcoming against his promise of giving Rs 300 crore to Assam for flood relief in June this year. He lamented that although Assam tea fetched a high price of Rs. 150 per kg against South India’s Rs 70, yet tea labourers here got Rs. 135 as daily wage against South India’s Rs. 400, along with a cup of coffee and midday meal.
Moran also alleged that the BJP high command had refused his plea to grant ST status to the six ethnic communities of Assam when he was an MLA of the BJP. Worse still, rendra Modi was doing nothing in Assam so far as the ‘Make in India’ and Digital India programmes were concerned. To drive home his point, he said that the Central Government had not given approval to the Rs 52 crore Kordoiguri- Baghjan erosion control project although it was passed by the State Assembly during his tenure as MLA. Similarly, Moran’s ambitious project of dairy firm in line with Amul Milk did not find favour with the Central Government under Modi’s regime.
The meeting formed the 25-member Tinsukia District Committee of Assam Dristi Party with Kamal Gohan as president, Jitendra Giri as secretary and Abdul Khan as treasurer.