GUWAHATI, Jan 18 � The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today dared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to publish a white paper on the developmental programmes initiated by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government at the Centre led by the BJP (1998-2004) for Assam and other NE states.
In a statement here, APCC president Anjan Dutta asked the BJP State unit to make categorical statement stating the status of Assam in the country�s overall development-related picture during the previous NDA rule. Dutta also ridiculed the �Act East� policy of the BJP-led Central Government as a product of the �copy-paste� skill of the BJP.
The �Act East� policy only mimicries the �Look East� policy initiated by the United People�s Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre, which was led by the Congress, he asserted. Dutta also dared the BJP to haul out the culprits involved in the December 23, 2014 massacre of the State�s innocent Adivasi people from their hideouts in the neighbouring countries of Bhutan and Myanmar as part of its vibrant �Act East� policy.
He alleged that the BJP-led Government at the Centre is trying to befool the people of the NE region with a propaganda of allocating additional funds for providing 2-G telecom services to the region at a time when the people of other regions of the country, and, even some parts of the NE region, are on the threshold of enjoying 4-G connectivity. He demanded of the BJP to make provisions for adequate allocation of funds in the 2015-16 Central budget for the purpose of extending 4-G connectivity to the people of the region.
He also informed that the APCC has urged the Chief Minister of the State to publish a white paper on the performance of the State Government immediately after the publication of the BJP white paper on the developments taking place in Assam and NE region during the 1998-2004 NDA rule.