GUWAHATI, Jan 22 � Admitting that the State BJP has not been able to penetrate into the grassroots in the manner expected, BJP general secretary and in-charge Assam, Vijay Goyel today said that it would intensify its campaign for strengthening the party at the panchayat level.
Addressing a press conference, Goyel said that people were getting fed up with the all-pervasive corruption during the Congress rule in the State, with one scam surfacing after another. �Close on the heels of the Rs 1,000-crore scam in NC Hills, we now have a Rs 2,000-crore Midday Meal scam. Such a tainted Government has no business to stay in power,� he added.
The BJP leader further alleged that implementation of the Right To Education (RTE) in the State had been lopsided and anomalous, with a large number of out-of-school students yet to be enrolled. He also said that the mushrooming private schools were often found to be violating norms and rules but the government authorities were not paying any attention to their whimsical and autocratic mode of functioning.
On the issue of big dams, Goyel said that small dams were favourable in the State in view of its geological and environmental concerns.
Goyel also attacked the Congress-led UPA at the Centre, saying that its constituents had no unity and this was hampering effective governance and policy decision. He said the UPA was pushing the nation into the abyss of corruption, with revelations now indicating that Home Minister P Chidambaram could have a definite role in the 2G spectrum scam.
The BJP leader was also critical of the demand for 4.5 per cent reservation for Muslims, as it would affect the existing reservation mechanism, especially the OBC segment, and also create a communally divided society.