Assam govt is a mute spectator, says guv

Assam govt is a mute spectator, says guv

The series of war of words that Assam has been witnessing for an year between the Governor P B Acharya and the state government, now took another turn on Wednesday when Acharya in a public event in Morigaon district dubbed the state government as a “mute spectator” to key issues of concern in Assam.

Acharya, who was on a two-day visit to Morigaon district to oversee the implementation of development schemes in the district, publicly claimed that there is rampant corruption at various levels in the state.

While speaking to reporters he reportedly said that the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government which is in power since 2001 had largely remained as a “mute spectator” to issues like corruption, continuous killing of rhinos and poor communication system in rural areas.

Acharya went on to claim that his idea of a “developed” Assam is contrary to what Chief Minister Gogoi dreams of and went on to allege that the way the state government is  implementing the different developmental schemes of the Central government is not at all satisfactory.

He also raised concerns over at least 13 poverty-related suicides in Assam in nearly two months, many of whom were farmers.

Acharya and the state government had been on loggerhead on various issues, many a times both sides have resorted to high-pitched rhetoric against each other.

The ruling Congress in Assam has been accusing the in charge governor, who is also the governor of Nagaland of behaving like a “BJP party man”.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday appealed to all secular forces to come on a common platform to defeat communal and divisive forces in the country. In a statement, Gogoi opined that the Bihar Assembly elections will be a right platform to demonstrate solidarity of secular forces to win over communal and divisive forces.

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