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CM slams Centre�s stand on recruitment

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 4 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today alleged that the National Democratic Alliance ( NDA) Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by putting a �ban on filling up posts that are lying vacant for more than a year, is trying to hurt the interest of states like Assam.

He went to say that the State Government is not going to follow the decision and instead it is for filling up of the vacant posts.

�The State at present has over 53,000 vacant posts which we are committed to fill. In fact, I had already ordered filling up of 8,000 posts of policemen recently,� the Chief Minister told media persons here today.

While criticizing the Prime Minister for trying to enforce the �Gujarat model� on the North Eastern states, Gogoi said, �What holds true for Gujarat does not necessarily be beneficial for the North East particularly Assam. He is trying to promote private sector at the expense of public sector which is not ideal for Assam.

How can you restrict filling up of vacancies? Gogoi said questioning the austerity drive of the Centre.

�If this remains the approach, how will�acche din�come?

Gogoi questioned.

He, however, did say that he was yet to receive any directive from the Centre in this regard.

Gogoi also questioned the integrity of the NDA Government vis-a-vis what he called the new-found affinity towards leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel.

The Chief Minister further alleged that the Centre has taken u-turn in a number of issues in the last few months be it the issue of black money or the problem of flood and erosion in Assam.

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