SILCHAR, July 22 � With a massive Budget allocation of Rs 63,000 crore and emphasis on improving connectivity, infrastructure and inclusivity in India�s North-East by the new NDA Government led by the BJP, the party members here in Cachar are hopeful about acche din in the years to come.
If the words of the district BJP members are to be believed, the Narendra Modi Government in the Centre has special focus on the development of the North-East, including Barak Valley.
A delegation of the district BJP went to New Delhi earlier this month and met some Cabinet ministers to discuss the manifold problems faced by the people of Barak Valley. On their return, the members looked confident, saying the Government is positive on the development of this region.
Kaushik Rai, the district BJP president said that the ministers including Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda and Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Sarbananda Sonowal have assured to solve the long-pending problems of broadgauge railway line, Mahasadak, better air connectivity and industrial development, at the earliest.
Rai said that separate memorenda on broadgauge, Mahasadak, Cachar Cancer Hospital, Cachar Paper Mill and other issues affecting the lives of the mass people were submitted to the respective ministers. The delegation thereafter invited the ministers to visit Barak Valley to see for themselves the plight of the people.
Dr Rajdeep Roy, BJP State spokesperson, who was also a part of the delegation said that Gadkari had assured that there will be a periodic review of the progress of the Mahasadak. Further, he assured that there will be no dearth of funds. Also, Sadananda Gowda echoed Gadkari, saying that the much- awaited broadgauge railway line will see the light of the day very soon.
He said that the issues relating to coal shortage in Cachar Paper Mill and imminent problem of a crisis of foodgrains and inconvenience to the passengers during the proposed Mega Block and measures to connect the waterways between India and Bangladesh also gained priority during the meetings with respective ministers.
Meanwhile, taking a dig at the local Congress MP Susmita Dev, the State BJP spokesperson said that with so much happening under her nose, the Congress MP and her party had no other option but to confuse people with negative propaganda. �The Congress party has been playing the role of a negative catalyst all these years, i.e., during their stint in power. It is now time for good governance, to deliver the goods,� Roy said.