By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, July 1: Assam government spokesperson Pradyut Bordoloi has said that 'what Prime Minister rendra Modi says and does are seriously out of sync'.
Talking to newsmen at Assam Secretariat today, Bordoloi said: "We're glad that the Prime Minister said at meeting in Bihar recently that a second green revolution should get its start from Assam. However, in 2008-09 the UPA Government at the Centre did sound that the green revolution in the country should get its origin from Northeast India. With that in view, the Centre did start some special 100 per cent Centrally-funded flagship schemes like Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojo (RKVY), tiol Mission for Oil Fields and Oil Seeds, tiol Food Security Mission (NFSM), Rainsad Area Development, NNSA, Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture, etc. However, after coming to power at the Centre, Modiji has shifted the funding pattern of all these schemes to 50:50. He says something and does something else."
According to Bordoloi, Assam had paddy deficit in 2001, but had a surplus stock of the commodity (54.40 lakh MT) in 2014.
Bordoloi said: "Speaking at the Hornbill Festival on December 3, 2014 in galand, Modi termed the Northeast as a ture Economic Zone (NEZ). However, after coming to power, he cancelled the North East Industrial Investment Promotion Policy (NEIIPP)."
Bordoloi further said: "Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari came to Guwahati yesterday and said that the Centre would spend Rs 1 lakh crore for 10,000 km roads in the Northeast in the next five years. He also said that as many as ten road projects have been started in the State. The reality is that not a single of the ten projects has been started in the state as yet. If the projects are speeded up, we can get better insfrastructure." Levelling an allegation against Modi for depriving an Assam ndini (a daughter of Assam), Bordoloi said: "The Public Enterprise Selection Board, a quasi-judicial body, selected Rupsikha Saikia Bora as OIL CMD after taking the interview of ten candidates on February 10, 2015. Bora was the only me sent to the Prime Minister by the board. The Prime Minister, however, rejected the Assam candidate and appointed someone else. This is an unprecedented incident. When a quasi-judicial body sends only one me, the PM is bound to respect it. However, when a quasi-judicial body sends two or more mes, the PM has every right to appoint any of them. We felt that since the selection board sent only one me she would get appointment. However, the daughter of Assam has been deprived."
Taking a dig at Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs (independent charge) Sarbanda Sonowal, Bordoloi said: "He is considered as the Jatiya yak in Assam. Will he kindly explain as to why a daughter of Assam has been deprived of the post?"