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State unable to oppose Centre�s anti-people decisions: Gogoi

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GUWAHATI, July 23 - Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today alleged that the BJP government at Dispur is playing into the hands of the Centre by refraining from opposing the anti-people decisions taken by New Delhi in regard to oilfields auction and the perennial problem of flood.

Gogoi, while referring to the issue of oilfields auction, said, �Yes, the policy was framed under the Congress rule, but due to the stiff opposition from the State government, the same could not materialise. However, the BJP government at the State has remained a mute spectator to all the anti-people decisions of the Centre taken in recent times,� Gogoi told newsmen today.

Replying to a question in the State Assembly on behalf of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary had said that it was during the Congress regime that oilfields auction was given the go-ahead.

Gogoi also criticised the Centre for not releasing Rs 1,200 crore meant for flood, leaving the affected people in utter despair.

�The State government, it seems, does not have the guts to seek the release of the fund meant for the affected,� the three-time former Chief Minister said.

�At a time when huge funds are being spent on Ganga rejuvenation, Brahmaputra continues to remain low in the priority list of the Centre despite the fact that, unlike Ganga, several persistent problems like erosion are related to it,� Gogoi said.

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State unable to oppose Centre�s anti-people decisions: Gogoi

GUWAHATI, July 23 - Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today alleged that the BJP government at Dispur is playing into the hands of the Centre by refraining from opposing the anti-people decisions taken by New Delhi in regard to oilfields auction and the perennial problem of flood.

Gogoi, while referring to the issue of oilfields auction, said, �Yes, the policy was framed under the Congress rule, but due to the stiff opposition from the State government, the same could not materialise. However, the BJP government at the State has remained a mute spectator to all the anti-people decisions of the Centre taken in recent times,� Gogoi told newsmen today.

Replying to a question in the State Assembly on behalf of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary had said that it was during the Congress regime that oilfields auction was given the go-ahead.

Gogoi also criticised the Centre for not releasing Rs 1,200 crore meant for flood, leaving the affected people in utter despair.

�The State government, it seems, does not have the guts to seek the release of the fund meant for the affected,� the three-time former Chief Minister said.

�At a time when huge funds are being spent on Ganga rejuvenation, Brahmaputra continues to remain low in the priority list of the Centre despite the fact that, unlike Ganga, several persistent problems like erosion are related to it,� Gogoi said.

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