GUWAHATI, July 13 � Firing a salvo at the Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his Government�s �failure� to provide security to the people of the State and miserable position of Assam in the development index prepared by the Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today alleged that 11 years of Congress rule has ruined the State.
Addressing the media here, AGP leader Durga Das Boro said that according to the statistics of the Union Government, Assam has secured 30th position among 32 States in the field of overall development.
�The State has also got 28th position in the list of per capita income. In past seven years, whereas the average per capita income growth in the country is around Rs 36.82, the average per capita income of people of Assam has increased only by Rs 16.85, which is much less in comparison to the national average. Even the North Eastern States of Arunachal, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura have surpassed Assam in the per capita income growth,� Boro said.
�Every other day, there is a voice of discontent against the Gogoi Government from within his cabinet. Recently, the minority cell of the Congress party informed the media about the ongoing corruption in the name of minorities� development,� Boro alleged.
Criticizing the Government for its failure to provide security to the people of the State, Rekha Rani Das Boro, former president of the AGP women wing said that due to prevailing lawlessness in the State and even in the capital city Guwahati, women are not safe on the streets of the city.
�According to the statistics, 36.9 per cent cases in Assam are of crime against women against the national average of 18.9 per cent. In the past year 11,503 numbers of such incidents have been recorded in the State,� she said. �As an in charge of the Department of Home, Tarun Gogoi has completely failed to maintain law and order in the State,� she further added.
Further criticizing the Government for its failure to provide adequate relief to the flood affected people of the State, Durga Das Boro said that despite having the government of the same party at the Centre, Tarun Gogoi could not derive adequate flood relief fund from the Centre.
�On the other hand, the State Government has submitted 36 memorandums to the Union Government on the issue of floods and erosion in past 11 years. Whereas a sum of Rs 1, 50,000 crore had been sought to deal with the calamities, the Assam government has got only Rs 2283.18 crore from the Centre,� he said.