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State Govt has poured cold water on people�s aspirations: Cong

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GUWAHATI, Sept 16 - The Opposition Congress today alleged that the BJP-led State government has failed on multiple fronts and asked it to �see the writing on the wall�.

Addressing mediapersons a day after conclusion of the nine-day Assembly session, Opposition leader Debabrata Saikia said given the lacklustre performance of the government, the BJP�s much-hyped slogans are bound to vanish in thin air in days to come.

�Price rise has been abnormal, but the government is reluctant to admit it. The government has imposed 133 per cent tax on petrol and 200 per cent tax on diesel. Prices of all commodities are on the rise. I am not saying price rise doesn�t happen�but it doesn�t happen so abnormally,� Saikia said, referring to occasions in the past when BJP leaders would register protest by riding bicycles when fuel prices had increased marginally.

Alleging that the government has poured cold water on the aspirations of the people, Saikia said the BJP leaders should recall the promises they made to the people before coming to power.

�Three organisations had yesterday taken to the streets protesting different failures of the government. Ministers have themselves admitted in the Assembly that syndicates are still operating in the State. Even a legislator has to pay bribe to get his MLA fund released from the DC office,� Saikia alleged, questioning as to why the CBI hasn�t yet taken up the case of Lafiqul Islam�s murder.

The Congress leader said that on one hand the government claims there is no dearth of funds and on the other flood-hit people are complaining of inadequate relief. Roads in the State are in a shambles.

He also charged the representatives of the government with speaking �illogically� and �casually� on key issues plaguing the State, like NRC and Aadhar, etc.

On May 11 last, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary had said the Aadhaar cards would not be rolled out in the State before the NRC is updated because the cards would help illegal migrants get enrolled in the NRC. �However, the government now has said the Aadhaar card process would begin in November this year. The government is contradicting itself,� he added.

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State Govt has poured cold water on people�s aspirations: Cong

GUWAHATI, Sept 16 - The Opposition Congress today alleged that the BJP-led State government has failed on multiple fronts and asked it to �see the writing on the wall�.

Addressing mediapersons a day after conclusion of the nine-day Assembly session, Opposition leader Debabrata Saikia said given the lacklustre performance of the government, the BJP�s much-hyped slogans are bound to vanish in thin air in days to come.

�Price rise has been abnormal, but the government is reluctant to admit it. The government has imposed 133 per cent tax on petrol and 200 per cent tax on diesel. Prices of all commodities are on the rise. I am not saying price rise doesn�t happen�but it doesn�t happen so abnormally,� Saikia said, referring to occasions in the past when BJP leaders would register protest by riding bicycles when fuel prices had increased marginally.

Alleging that the government has poured cold water on the aspirations of the people, Saikia said the BJP leaders should recall the promises they made to the people before coming to power.

�Three organisations had yesterday taken to the streets protesting different failures of the government. Ministers have themselves admitted in the Assembly that syndicates are still operating in the State. Even a legislator has to pay bribe to get his MLA fund released from the DC office,� Saikia alleged, questioning as to why the CBI hasn�t yet taken up the case of Lafiqul Islam�s murder.

The Congress leader said that on one hand the government claims there is no dearth of funds and on the other flood-hit people are complaining of inadequate relief. Roads in the State are in a shambles.

He also charged the representatives of the government with speaking �illogically� and �casually� on key issues plaguing the State, like NRC and Aadhar, etc.

On May 11 last, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary had said the Aadhaar cards would not be rolled out in the State before the NRC is updated because the cards would help illegal migrants get enrolled in the NRC. �However, the government now has said the Aadhaar card process would begin in November this year. The government is contradicting itself,� he added.

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