By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 25: The AIUDF is very scathing about, what it said, Prime Minister rendra Modi and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi forgetting the people on Assam at a time when they are in double-trouble – floods and hailstorm.
In a statement issued to the press today, AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal said: “tural calamities like floods and hailstorms have created havocs in the State. However, in this hour of crisis neither the Centre led by Prime Minister rendra Modi nor the government at Dispur led by Chief Tarun Gogoi has come forward with a helping hand. They are the ones who were very sensitive to anything unwanted happening in the State before the recently-held Assembly election. The Centre and Dispur not responding positively to the tural calamities in Assam is unfortute. Even as the formation of the next government in the State is far away, the State is not without any government now. However, the State Government is not performing its duty properly even as it has the administration and disaster magement agencies under its disposal. It’s also unfortute that the State government has relaxed after the Assembly election in the State. The BJP did show its care for Assam before the Assembly election. However, after the election the BJP-led government at the Centre is not showing that care for the State and its people. Modi did even coin a slogan – A for Assam. However, in this hour of crisis in the State, he has forgotten it. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) was, however, very agile when Jammu & Kashmir and Cheni were under the grip of floods last years. I appeal to both the Centre and the State Government to extend compensation to the affected people in Assam.”
Ajmal also expressed his sympathy to the workers of Assam who died in a landslide in Tawang in Aruchal Pradesh recently. He also demanded of the government to extend a compensation amounting to Rs 10 lakh to the next of kin of each of the victims.