Opposition parties back Assam government to ‘reverse’ poll promises
The BJP-led coalition has reneged on all of its major electoral promises since forming a government for the second consecutive term in Assam, the opposition Congress-led “grand alliance” said on Saturday.
Instead of finding ways to alleviate problems in the state, the BJP is busy “polarizing” people along religious lines, alliance leaders said at a joint press conference.
The government has not kept all of its promises, whether it is to forgo loans from microfinance institutions or to increase the daily wages of tea garden workers … We cannot ignore what is happening. ‘they actually do,’ ‘Assam Pradesh Congress Committee chairman Ripun Bora told.
Rajya Sama’s MP also said that the BJP-led coalition did not achieve a landslide victory over the opposition because the difference in vote share between it and the other parties was “less than 1%”.
Criticizing the BJP-led central government for the continued rise in fuel prices, Bora said in 150 cities the cost per liter of gasoline was over Rs 100.
This is happening because BJP has no source of income generation. Therefore, it puts all the burden on the people and increases the excise duty, ” he said, claiming that Rs 22 lakh crore has been generated by excise duty over the past seven years of the Union government.
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader Aminul Islam condemned a recent statement by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on population growth, alleging it was politically motivated.
Sarma had urged the minority community to adopt a âdecent family planning policyâ for population control in order to reduce poverty.
Islam has also criticized its proposal to exclude Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Tea Tribes from a population policy.
“This is not based on any data indicating that these communities have not contributed to population growth, or that other communities have,” he said.
CPI (M) State Secretary General Deben Bhattacharyya pointed to the state government’s âreligious polarization tacticsâ, citing the âexpulsionâ of members of the Muslim community in different parts.
âThis is done to distract people from real issues like inflation and development,â he said.
CPI State Secretary General Munin Mahanta questioned the government’s failure to conduct the Council’s Class 10 and 12 exams.
Kerala and Assam had elections together. Kerala managed to conduct the reviews smoothly, but our government was unable to do it, ” he said.
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