SIVASAGAR, May 11: The Assam State Congress Committee, on Thursday, questioned BJP on its pre-election commitments while celebrating its two-year rule in the state.
The APCC working president Rana Goswami, leader of the Opposition Debabrat Saikia, former Union minister Paban Singh Ghatowar, and Sivasagar district president Manjeer Gogoi in a press conference here severely criticised the state BJP government for its alleged multiple failures to address the grievances of the people and to fulfill the commitments made to them. Debabrat Saikia said that the government is spending lavishly on celebrations and advertisements with borrowed money due to an exhibitionist mindset.
Rana Goswami said that the BJP government has failed in many sectors like the medical and health services, industry, electricity, education, and in settling interstate border disputes. While the government has failed to improve the infrastructure of the schools, it does not have any logic to organise Gunotsav. The government is almost blind to the medical services offered by the existing medical colleges while it stresses on setting up new colleges.
Paban Singh Ghatowar, in his speech, highlighted the pitfalls of unrestrained borrowings from diverse sources which will increase the debt burden on every citizen and said that the Centre has started treating Assam unfavourably as long as Central aid is concerned. He disclosed the fact sheets of Central Flood Relief to the states in support of his contention. He added that the creation of huge beneficiaries will only jeopardise the economy of the state and increase the burden on the taxpayers.