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Gogoi has failed to curb violence: BJP

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 26 � The BJP today sought to expose the deteriorating law and order situation of the state, describing it as �dangerous� and �comparable to other trouble spots in the world�.

In a press meet held in its Guwahati office, Prodyut Bora, general secretary of BJP Assam, lambasted Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his inability to curb violent incidents in the state, which according to Bora was becoming a matter of grave concern.

He said, �Assam has become an unsafe place to live in under the Tarun Gogoi Government. The State now has a crime rate much higher than the national average�, a trend that has become all too evident during his tenure as Chief Minister. The number of crimes committed and the poor conviction rate in Assam were not far removed from crime ridden countries like Mexico and Guatemala, he asserted.

Referring to figures maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau, Bora mentioned that while Assam�s population constitute around 2.5 per cent of India�s total population, it has 4.09 per cent of its murder, 7.62 per cent of its rape, and 8.03 per cent of the country�s kidnapping cases.

Last year, the state registered 1,223 cases of murder, 1,721 cases of rape, and 3,250 cases of kidnapping. Extortion was also markedly high, which stood at 900. Similar figures have been noticed between the period 2006 and 2010, he added.

Citing official figures, he revealed that between 2006 and 2010, there has been a 43 per cent rise in rape cases, 78 per cent increase in kidnapping, and a whopping 95 per cent spurt in extortion. However, even though the number of cases has shot up, conviction rates have remained low.

Condemning the �ineptitude and incompetence� of Tarun Gogoi, Bora questioned whether Gogoi was a superman to be in charge of two crucial portfolios. �How does he have time to manage important portfolios like Finance and Home apart from discharging the duties of a Chief Minister?�

He was of the view that Gogoi was a disaster as a Finance Minister as in the last four years the Union Government had released funds worth Rs 422.90 crore for Assam from the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources, of which only Rs 315.61 crore could be utilised by the Government.

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Gogoi has failed to curb violence: BJP

GUWAHATI, Nov 26 � The BJP today sought to expose the deteriorating law and order situation of the state, describing it as �dangerous� and �comparable to other trouble spots in the world�.

In a press meet held in its Guwahati office, Prodyut Bora, general secretary of BJP Assam, lambasted Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his inability to curb violent incidents in the state, which according to Bora was becoming a matter of grave concern.

He said, �Assam has become an unsafe place to live in under the Tarun Gogoi Government. The State now has a crime rate much higher than the national average�, a trend that has become all too evident during his tenure as Chief Minister. The number of crimes committed and the poor conviction rate in Assam were not far removed from crime ridden countries like Mexico and Guatemala, he asserted.

Referring to figures maintained by the National Crime Records Bureau, Bora mentioned that while Assam�s population constitute around 2.5 per cent of India�s total population, it has 4.09 per cent of its murder, 7.62 per cent of its rape, and 8.03 per cent of the country�s kidnapping cases.

Last year, the state registered 1,223 cases of murder, 1,721 cases of rape, and 3,250 cases of kidnapping. Extortion was also markedly high, which stood at 900. Similar figures have been noticed between the period 2006 and 2010, he added.

Citing official figures, he revealed that between 2006 and 2010, there has been a 43 per cent rise in rape cases, 78 per cent increase in kidnapping, and a whopping 95 per cent spurt in extortion. However, even though the number of cases has shot up, conviction rates have remained low.

Condemning the �ineptitude and incompetence� of Tarun Gogoi, Bora questioned whether Gogoi was a superman to be in charge of two crucial portfolios. �How does he have time to manage important portfolios like Finance and Home apart from discharging the duties of a Chief Minister?�

He was of the view that Gogoi was a disaster as a Finance Minister as in the last four years the Union Government had released funds worth Rs 422.90 crore for Assam from the Non Lapsable Central Pool of Resources, of which only Rs 315.61 crore could be utilised by the Government.