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Digboi MLA reaches out to the poor

By ANN Service

DIGBOI, March 31 - Digboi MLA Suren Phukan reached out to around 200 BPL families here at Borbil village on Sunday and distributed few essential edible items in the wake of the national lockdown.

While urging the people to remain safe in their homes during the lockdown period, he said that this was his personal effort. �I was also assisted by local businessmen in distributing the items,� he said.

�I also contributed a sum of Rs 1,50,000 towards the CM Relief Fund here in Tinsukia on Saturday during a meeting with the Chief Minister at the office of the Tinsukia DC,� he informed.

The MLA also categorically deplored the attitude of Sandeep S John, the present Executive Director of Indian Oil Corporation, Assam Oil Division for being indifferent towards the cause of the people and the place. �Mr John is not at all cooperative towards the local MLA, the general people including the contractors on various fronts, he does not pay heed to the cleanliness of the township including the markets,� the MLA alleged adding �I apprised the matter to Chief Minister Sonowal on Saturday evening during a meeting at Tinsukia.�

�He does not receive my calls, he restricts the movement of people in the AOD offices, he has suspended the long provided basic services of water and electricity to naamghars, temples and other religious organisations excluding churches at Digboi,� Phukan lamented.

�What the AOD management is doing during the ongoing crisis caused by the COVID-19 here in Digboi to assist the local administration and the government of Assam is yet to be clear,� said the MLA who called for greater participation of the influential section in mitigating the sufferings of the poor during the lockdown period.�

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