GUWAHATI, May 27 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said the Centre�s decision to cut fund allocations, besides effecting changes in the funding pattern, would severely affect the development process in the State.
Referring to cuts in allocations in Centre-funded schemes, Gogoi said the State government would not be able to roll out new development projects if the fund flow continued to be curtailed.
He rued that the State government was being denied its due by the Centre. �We will be left with no choice but to divert funds from other heads. This is where the problem could begin,� Gogoi told newsmen today.
�We are dependent on the Centre for nearly 60 per cent of the total funds required,� Gogoi pointed out, alleging that the Centre had not released funds even after utilisation certificates were submitted.
Lashing out at the NDA government, Gogoi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of making a U-turn on all the burning issues of the State. �Before the polls, they had promised wonders for the State. But, within a year of its rule at the Centre, they have backtracked on the issues, be it the Lower Subansiri Hydel Power Project or the Land Boundary Agreement,� the Chief Minister asserted.
�What has happened to the much-hyped promise of Modi to send the illegal migrants packing? Why is he silent now? Are border fencing and deportation of migrants no longer issues?� Gogoi questioned.
Gogoi also accused the NDA government of not paying any heed to issues like flood and erosion.
�With the 2016 elections nearing, the same poll planks are on display. The flow of ministers will increase further,� he opined.
The Chief Minister however, said that the employees of the State government would continue to get their salaries so long he remained at the helm of affairs.