Assam: Congress trains guns at BJP over alleged corrupt practices in Karbi Anglong
Assam: Congress trains guns at BJP over alleged corrupt practices in Karbi Anglong

DIPHU, May 16:

The Karbi Anglong District Congress Committee (KADCC) has trained its guns at the ruling BJP government alleging the party of being involved in illegal and corrupt practices in the state of Assam.

KADCC vice president and spokesperson, Ratan Engti said that there are sand, coal, stone, eggs and supari syndicates. "We have been raising this issue from time to time; however, this time round, it was a BJP MLA Shiladitya Dev who criticized a BJP minister over anomalies in the Panchayat & Rural Development department (P&RD) of Hojai district," Engti said today.

"The BJP MLA had pointed out that the Panchayat & Rural Development department (P&RD) of Hojai district is worthless and marred with anomalies. The two Blocks of Hojai district namely Jugijaan and Dhanphukuri were being run by a BJP leader from Guwahati, who is involved in corrupt practices," Engti said.

Appreciating Dev's boldness and straightforwardness, the Congress alleged that the corrupt practices are also apparent even in the BJP ruled Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council.

"From Block office to various government departments to appointments, illegal activities are ongoing. Even during lockdown period, illegal mining of coal is taking place," Engti alleged.

Reportedly on Thursday evening, Dev and Lumding MLA Sibu Mishra were not invited to a review meeting held by Assam P&RD minister Naba Kumar Doley with district officials at Hojai district headquarter at Sankardev Nagar.

Engti also alleged that during the Covid-19 lockdown, card holders under National Food Security Act are not getting the full quantity of subsidised rice. The same rice coming from government meant for them are being distributed half to ration card holders as well as to non NFSA.

On the Prime Minister Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY) to farmers, general secretary, KADCC, Dr. Mongve Rongpi said this scheme is a direct financial aid to farmers but in many places, the real farmers are not entitled. "Their names are left out of the list, while the names of those who are not farmers are included. There are anomalies in providing financial aids to farmers," he alleged.

Regarding the exercise to bring back the stranded workers from other states and districts to Karbi Anglong, the KADCC vice president claimed that the Congress itself is taking the initiative and coordinating with state and national level, looking for the possibilities of bring back those stranded workers.  

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