GUWAHATI, July 17 � Coming down heavily on the State Government for its failure to frame a land policy to resolve issues such as settlement rights, rehabilitation of the landless, allotment of government land, etc. BJP national vice-president Bijoya Chakravorty on Sunday challenged the Tarun Gogoi Government to make public the figure of government land allotted to companies in the last 10 years.
Addressing mediapersons here, Chakravorty said that the Tarun Gogoi Government is not concerned about the common people and their issues as it was always focused on appeasing the capitalists. "The Congress Government has forgotten all the promises made to the people before the elections and the Budget reflects this changing attitude of the government," accused Chakravorty, pointing out that the Budget held no hope for the masses and much scope for the capitalists to exploit.
"The Budget is confirmation of our fear that the Tarun Gogoi Government has different set of assurances, one to hoodwink the common people and another to please the traders and capitalists," said Chakravorty, warning that in the coming days, prices of all essential items will rise and there would be no check on allotment of government land to the capitalists.
On the other hand, Chakravorty also criticized Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his lackadaisical attitude on the issue of mega dams. She said that Gogoi's stand in total violation of the expert committee report would spell doom for Assam and its culture.
"It is very unfortunate for the people of Assam that their Chief Minister has failed to realize the gravity of the consequences of mega dams," said Chakravorty.
The senior BJP leader expressed concern at the lack of concerted efforts on the part of the government to address the growing violence against women. She called upon the government to look into the matter of girls from Assam being lured to work outside the State and then landing in brothels.
Referring to the poor state of affairs in the education department, Chakravorty rued that primary education in the State was a pitiable picture with the schools having no access to basic facilities like safe drinking water and toilet.
"The tea garden areas are neglected, child and maternal health care is not satisfactory, Satra and government land have been encroached upon by dubious citizens, and farmers have been deprived and still the government is oblivious to the issues of the common people," said Chakravorty.