LAKHIMPUR: The people of Kaligaon area and other neighbouring villages under Kadam Revenue Circle under Dhakuakhana LAC of Lakhimpur district have expressed vehement resentment against local MLA Naba Kumar Doley and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma regarding the deplorable conditions of the Era Dorge Chappori-Gogamukh connecting road via Edut Tiniali.
In this connection, the public took to the streets on Saturday and staged strong protest by planting paddy seedlings on the muddy portion of the road at Kaligaon. Then the protesters burnt the effigies of MLA Naba Kumar Doley and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma demanding the immediate repair and construction of the road. During the demonstration, the protesters shouted various slogans flaying the MLA, Chief Minister, BJP-led State Government and Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur regarding the issue and in support of their demand.
Notably, over 20,000 people living at Kaligaon, Era Dorge, Ejarguri, Regon Chapori, Tini Ghoriya, Yasi-kali, Tako Gaon Bhora Chapori and other nearby villages have to suffer a lot due to the critically deplorable conditions of the aforementioned road. This road leads the way for them to connect with Dhakuakhana town, Gogamukh and Boginadi. Due to the deplorable condition of the road, people of the area have to travel a distance of 7 km additionally to connect Gogamukh, Boginadi, Dhakuakhana during the emergency condition or to get medical services. The protesters alleged that the area had been deprived of medical, veterinary, pure drinking water and other government facilities during the long period of post-independent India.
In this connection, lat gaon burha of Kaligaon, Mohen Chandra Narah, Lower Bhimpora regional unit TMPK vice-president Punyeswar Ngate, member Kiso Kaman, MMK leader Jeken Kaman criticized the local MLA, Chief Minister and the State Government with strong terms and demanded to construct the road as black-topped one. The affected public also demanded Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah to include the road in a Central government-funded scheme.