GUWAHATI, June 28 � Several student bodies and political parties have slammed the government for failing in rescue of the flood affected people.
The All Assam Students� Union in a statement demanded of the Government to provide relief to the flood affected people on a war footing.
The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad has come down heavily on the Central Government for being indifferent towards the perennial problems of flood and erosion in the State and demanded immediate steps to address the issues.
The student body criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for allegedly ignoring the burning issues of Assam. It said that lackadaisical attitude of the Centre as well as the Tarun Gogoi Government has worsened the condition of the flood affected people.
�The people since long have been asking the Government to declare erosion and flood as a national issue and insisting on a permanent solution to these twin problems,� said the AJYCP regretting that Manmohan Singh who represents Assam has turned a deaf ear towards the demand of the people.
The AJYCP has called upon the Government to provide relief to the flood affected people without any delay. �We also demand a rehabilitation package for the flood affected,� it said.
On the other hand, the Communist Party of India (M), Assam State Committee expressing concern at the devastation caused by flood in many districts, has called upon the Government to expedite relief and rescue operations.
�The State Government has failed to provide relief to the flood affected people. The disaster management mechanism too is very weak,� said the party.
The Communist Party of India, Assam State Council has demanded immediate relief for flood affected people.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh too has criticized the inefficiency of the Government in extending relief to the flood affected people. The party also described the Assam State Disaster Management Authority as a �white elephant� whose work is confined to paper only.
�Every year flood is devastating the economy of the State, but regrettably the Government is yet to undertake any research on the embankments,� said the BJP insisting that the Government immediately set up relief camps and ensure supply of food and medicine to the flood affected.
BJP national vice president Bijoya Chakravorty who had visited the inundated areas in the capital city said that the district administration was responsible for the woes of the Guwahatians.