MANGALDAI, Dec 1 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today launched a new PWD road scheme called �Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Paki Path Achoni� centrally at village Baruajhar under Dalgaon LAC, about 24 kilometres from here.
The scheme, aimed at developing a total of 319 kilometre road length through 143 different projects across all the LACs of the State at a total expenditure of Rs 234.44 crore, was launched by the Chief Minister in presence of PWD Minister Ajanta Neog, Water Resource Minister Basanta Das, MLA Dalgaon Ilias Ali, Commissioner and Secretary, PWD, Mohan Chandra Boro, Darrang Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar and other distinguished guests.
Addressing a public meeting on the occasion at the premises of Baruajhar State Hospital, Gogoi asserted that in order to develop the economic condition of rural farming community there must be improvement in the surface communication of the villages so that it helps the farmers to carry their farm products and sell them directly a reasonable price. He praised the State PWD department for taking up this project and for bringing a vast change in the surface communication of the State with construction of pucca roads and RCC bridges during 15 years of his tenure as the Chief Minister. He also paid tributes to former President of India late Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed and termed him a great secular Congress leader who used to oppose communal forces like the Muslim League during his time.
He termed both AIUDF and BJP as communal forces which can never give anything to the poor and only play politics in the name of religion and language. Lambasting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making false promises during the last Lok Sabha poll campaign, he asked, �Where is the achche din?�.
The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of the 19-kilometre-long Kharupetia-Udalguri Road and Inter-locking of Block Pavement at Bechimari Vegetable Market under the MGNREGA 2015-16.
Meanwhile, expressing his reaction before mediapersons over the recent attack on Hindi-speaking people at Namrup, the Chief Minister claimed that his government has been working for the safety, security and development of the Hindi-speaking people of the State and he has formed a development council for them. Moreover, two top posts of the State�s civil and police administrations are being held by officers from the said community.