Tarun Gogoi slams PM Modi on Act East Policy

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday described the Narendra Modi government at the Centre as one that had gone ‘back track’ on its much talked Act East Policy.

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: June 2, 2015 7:29 pm

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday described the Narendra Modi government at the Centre as one that has backtracked on its much-hyped ‘Act East Policy’.

Gogoi, in a statement, said that the Modi government would find it difficult to reach its avowed goal of Act East Policy by indulging in shoddy treatment to Assam in particular and the Northeast in general, and by revoking the ‘special category status’ to the region.

“How will the Modi government fulfill its election promises like generating more employment avenues, attracting investments and attracting industries and investors to the Northeast when the North East Industrial Investment and Promotion Policy (NEIPP) was suspended by it?” Gogoi asked.

The Centre, Gogoi alleged, had also disappointed the social sector in Assam by slashing allocation of funds for the various centrally sponsored schemes.

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