BARPETA, April 29 � The Asom Gana Parishad on Tuesday lambasted the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress Government and stated that they have no moral responsibility to sit in power. Addressing a meeting of the party workers here, several leaders of the party criticised the Government for its failure in every respect.
Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta appealed to the people to help the citizens of Nepal generously at the time of their distress. He also appealed to the Government to expedite the process of bringing back the bodies of earthquake victims from Assam.
Party president Atul Bora accused the Government of losing control over the bureaucrats and the ministers. He pointed out that the officer deputed by the Chief Minister to take care of the bodies and look after the surviving people from Assam in Kathmandu, has not reached Nepal yet.
Keshab Mahanta ridiculed the much-hyped Raijar Padulit Raijar Sarkar programme and said that when the people search for the Government at their own gates, they find them on the door of the CBI. Even the ruling party president is indicted by an investigation agency, he added.
The meeting held in the auditorium of District Library here was presided over by former MLA and president of the district committee, Gunindra Nath Das. It was addressed by several leaders, including Phanibhushan Choudhury. They appealed to the workers and supporters of the regional party not to lose heart at the periodical failures and to be optimistic about the outcome of the Assembly elections slated for next year.
It was opined that as against the �Mission 84� of the BJP and the expectations of the AIUDF of becoming kingmakers, the AGP will fight tooth and nail to get power in 2016. They criticised the opinion of both the BJP and the AIUDF regarding NRC who favoured certain religions of preference and expressed apprehensions about the probable update of this all-important document.
Thousands of party workers attended the meeting indicating a strong base of the AGP in Barpeta.