From a Correspondent
TANGLA, April 22: BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary laid the foundation stone for the construction of Tangla-Deorpath road via Chaibari Chowk at Palahgarh Jalah village which falls under Khalingduar BTC constituency on Friday.
The political game of foundation stones is allegedly being played by the Mohilary-led Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) in BTC. Most of the foundation stones of developmental project works remained just in pen and paper without getting initiated.
The locals have expressed astonishment over the foundation stone of Tangla-Deorpath road via Chaibari Chowk at Palahgarh Jalah village which BTC chief Hagrama Mahilari laid on Friday to be built at an estimate of Rs 12.62 crore. Interestingly, Mohilary himself had laid the foundation stone for construction of the Tangla-Deorpath road via Chaibari Chowk at Palahgarh Jalah village on September 20, 2014 just before the Lok Sabha polls for which Rs. 8 crore was sanctioned.
The foundation stone located at Tangla Bazaarkhola is still intact and reads that the project was to be sanctioned under NLCPR (BTC) 2013-14 at an expenditure of Rs 8 crore. But the project was not started and nearly after two-and-half-years later, Mohilary again laid the foundation stone of the same project, this time under one-time special grant package 2017-18 at an expenditure of nearly Rs 12.62 crore. Panery legislator Kamali Basumatari had also sanctioned 2.3 km of the Tangla-Deour road under ICBP scheme at an expense of Rs 2 crore. The Tangla-Deour road starting from Tangla Charali to Soibari at a stretch of 5 km has been sanctioned nearly Rs 14.62 crore with two packages. The laying of two foundation stones of the Sabkhaiti-Bhakatpara road near Kalaigaon in a period of one year has also made people wonder.