The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has lashed out at the BJP-led government in Assam alleging it has failed to deal with the devastating problems of flood, erosion and encephalitis in the state. In a statement here today, AJYCP president Biraj Kumar Sarma said, “The current flood wave has, in fact, exposed the utter inefficiency of the government where nearly 50 people died, not to speak of the lakhs of affected people in the state.”
“The government failed to demand even a single paise to counter the ravaging situation and the Centre dispatched Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh only to wash its hands off,” Sarma asserted. He came down heavily on the Sarbananda Sonowal government for alleged failure to rein in the outbreak of encephalitis, which has claimed 218 lives. “We have yet to see any stepped up initiative from the government,” he said.
Sarma accused the BJP leaders of maintaining a studied silence on the rhino poaching incidents in Kaziranga reminding they had launched a statewide protest against rhino poaching cases when the Congress was in power. “A rhino poaching incident in Kaziranga drew a knee-jerk reaction across the state thanks to them. But, 25 rhinos died in poaching and floods since the BJP-led government took oath,” he said.
Targeting Himanta Biswa Sarma, the AJYCP leader said the minister has been exposed during the last three months. “BJP drew applause in the nook and corner of the state when he called the Assembly polls the last battle of Saraighat to save Assam. Now, it has proved beyond doubt that really it is last battle to end up Assam, its people and resources,” Sarma claimed.
The 1671 Battle of Saraighat was the last battle fought between the Mughals and the Ahom Kingdom in the state at Saraighat in Guwahati to halt the expansion of the Mughal empire in Assam.