Silchar: Prior to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit at Ramnagar here on January 4, Silchar district Congress committee has readied itself with a litany of questions. In fact, they have stated that the Government has failed to live up to the expectations of the people and also failed to keep its promises which it made over the last 5 years or so. Addressing mediapersons at a press-meet held at Indira Bhawan here on Wednesday, MLA Rajdeeep Goala said, "Prime Minister Narendra promised to dissolve the detention camps, construct the 33 km Silchar Saurashtra Mahasadak, bring back black money, revive the two paper mills of Cachar and Nagaon, transform Silchar into a smart city and provide unemployment to 2 crore unemployed youths per year. All these are just tall talks. No concrete step has been taken to solve and address these issues."
He further said that how could former union minister and BJP's veteran leader Kabindra Purkayastha say that MP Sushmita Dev had opposed the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 before the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). "It is a confidential affair and the reports cannot be known now. We will have to wait for January 7. A senior leader like him passing such remarks about Sushmita Dev is illogical and beyond expectations. Narendra Modi assured a corruption free administration. But BJP leader says that there is a rampant smuggling, scam and syndicate related to drugs, coal, betel nuts, sand and stones. Is this zero tolerance towards corruption?
Rajdeep Goala said, "We want facts and figures in this regard. Mere talks will not serve the purpose. Anti social activities, murders and other crimes and chaos are ruling the roost here. Are we leading a safe and sound life? Congress demands an answer to these questions. We are hopeful that Prime Minister will address these issues at Ramangar on January 4." Dipan Deewanji, Rajesh Deb, Sanjeev Roy and Partha Ranjan Chakraborty also addressed the media. They said that they will support the HPC employees and workers who have planned to stage a protest demonstration on January 4.
It was also pointed out at the press-meet that how could BJP national president Amit Shah pass such remarks regarding the NRC left outs. They said that such statements might cost BJP dear at the crunch. The leaders and workers of Congress further said that nothing has been done for the family of Arjun Namasudra who died as a 'D' voter. They also added that MP Sushmita Dev did not oppose the Bill. All she wanted were some amendments in the Bill.