GUWAHATI, Jan 3 - Alleging that the New Year announcements made by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had nothing new and were actually a ploy to hoodwink the people with an eye on the ensuing Assembly polls, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today said that the Congress Government's real face had been laid bare by successive revelations on unprecedented corruption and its failure to address the burning issues including price rise.
"The Chief Minister's announcements have nothing new, as those had been announced earlier also under different names. Schemes concerning rehabilitation of flood and erosion-affected people and for small and marginal farmers, etc., have nothing new and are actually a poor joke on the plight of these people who have been hearing such talk by the Government for years," AGP spokesperson Apurba Bhattacharya said at a press conference.
Terming the Congress an organisation habituated to making false promises, Bhattacharya said that the Chief Minister would do well to make public the status of implementation of the 26 schemes announced on January 1, 2010.
"The Government is hoodwinking the people. Not even ten per cent work has progressed on the 26 schemes announced a year back. Does the Chief Minister have the magic wand to implement those within 30-35 days now?" Bhattacharya asked.
Questioning the rationale behind the Chief Minister's claim of himself being the best Chief Minister of the State since 1971, the AGP leader said that the condition of the poor and marginalized section remained the same during the two regimes of the Congress.