GUWAHATI, Aug 1 - Alleging that the visit of Home Minister Rajnath Singh failed to bring any relief to the flood and erosion-affected people of Assam, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) today asked the Centre to release Rs 10,000 crore immediately to provide some succour to the flood-hit people.
The organisation also slammed the State government for not placing the demand of financial aid, which was necessary to rescue and rehabilitate lakhs of people that have been reeling under flood in almost all the districts of the State.
Hinting at launching a massive agitation protesting the Centre�s indifference towards Assam, the youth body rued the fact that Rajnath Singh did not announce a single paisa for rehabilitation of the marooned people, even after his aerial survey.
In a statement issued here, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Talukdar said that the Centre�s utter negligence towards the State was yet again palpable after the visit.
�Much to our dismay, the BJP-led government in the State did not make any demand before the Union Minister. Doesn�t it suggest a lack of interest on the issue?� said the AJYCP president.
�Instead of making aerial surveys at the cost of the State exchequer, the Union Minister should come out with Rs 10,000 crore immediately to provide relief to the flood-hit people,� he added.