Silchar: Addressing series of public meetings during his 3 day visit to Barak Valley, State BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass was confident his party would form corruption free panchayat raj in Assam. The response that he got in each of the assembly simply overwhelmed him and it was also a signal that BJP was gaining more ground despite all the adverse campaign by the opposition on the issue of NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. All sections of people cutting across caste and creed have realized that the saffron party has the will and determination to implement the welfare schemes of the Centre and the state in a most transparent manner.
The beneficiaries are receiving the benefits of Atal Amrit Abhijan and Ayushman Bharat without any interference of middle men. It is no doubt the beginning of an era of openness in all respects. Even MLAs with their allotted fund of Rs.50 lakh each can grant the required amount for the purpose of education and health. Further, unlike the implementation of Indira Awas Yojana and MGNREGA during the Congress regime, there is no corruption in reaping out the benefits of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. There has been no single complaint, claimed Ranjit Dass. It was shocking to see the level of corruption of Congress when 4.5 lakh job cards were discovered. MLAs, MPs and ministers as well as leaders of Congress might have reaped the benefits out of them. There is persistent demand from the party and the people for investigation into it.
Ranjit Dass was addressing a mammoth gathering of party leaders, workers and common people at a meeting at Meherpur near this town where he was rolling out the corruption raj of Congress vis-à-vis the transparency and accountability of BJP. Since Independence till 2013, there were 13 crore LPG connections in all. The installation of Narendra Modi government has opened a new vista of hope among the backward and weaker sections of people by providing them 5 crore LPG connections free under Ujjwala scheme. It was a monumental scam of Rs.90,000 crore during Congress regime when a whopping 6 crore beneficiaries were unearthed.
Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal are committed to serve the people. The essential electricity service is being extended in every nook and corner of the northeast despite all the difficult terrain. Ranjit Dass said the attempt of the opposition to brand BJP communal has been a deliberate exercise which is no longer accepted by the Muslims. During this panchayat election, 8700 members of the community have been given tickets. He is confident of them 5000 will sail through. It is the plank of development without any discrimination which is drawing people of different communities towards BJP, Ranjit Dass pointed out and this is the ground reality.
People have become wiser to understand the game plan of AIUDF to create fear-psychosis in their minds over the Citizenship Bill and the rampant corruption being indulged in by Congress. It is heartening that minority people in Hailakandi, Barpeta, Dhubri and Goalpara are joining BJP. Looking at the mass support, Ranjit Dass said his party will emerge on the top of the tally table. In glaring contrast to Congress politics over blankets and mosquitoes, BJP is providing free admission and free text books for the education of children. The scar of scam from APSC during the Congress has been eliminated to conduct free and fair examinations now.
Hitting out at AGP, the ally in the government, Ranjit Dass minced no words to say that its blackmailing tactics over Citizenship Bill is more evident. It is for this reason BJP has decided not to go to panchayat polls with any adjustment or agreement with AGP. He also noted the growing demand among NRC applicants for extension of the last date of December 15 and revealed his government is approaching the Supreme Court for consideration. At the public meeting were present district president of the party Kaushik Rai, MLA Dilip Paul, Kabindra Purkayastha, former union minister, Dr Rajdeep Roy, state spokesperson, as well as Kanad Purkayastha among others.