Assam: Organization blames BJP govt of failure & corruption


GUWAHATI, May 24, 2018: A social organisation- Axom Navanirman Sena (ANS) has voiced concern over several pressing problems of the state such as anomalies in recruitment examinations, citizenship bill, poor telecom network and land allotment, among others.

The ANS organised a news conference at Guwahati Press Club on Wednesday which was attended by its all-India president Praveen Baishya, vice-president Bubul Lahkar and other office-bearers.

Baishya said: "We are concerned over several burning problems of the state and have submitted a memorandum to chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal urging him to provide solutions. The anomalies in conducting the panchayat and rural development department's recruitment tests on May 20 which led to leak of question papers on social media, should be investigated and examinations should be held again.

"Moreover there was shortage of question papers and delay in conducting the exams. There are also allegations of bribery and invigilators helping candidates at some centres. We are opposing the granting Indian citizenship to Hindu foreigners as it will threaten the existence of the indigenous people of Assam. The poor network coverage of various telecom companies is another matter of concern. Call drop is a common issue and people complain against it every day, but the authorities have not addressed it."

The ANS pointed out that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has directed telecom companies to compensate consumers for call drops, but "no one got a single paisa".

Baishya added "Many in Assam are landless without agricultural land. Many applications for grant of government land are pending, but the government is more concerned about big businessmen and has handed over huge tracts of land for commercial purposes. We filed an RTI application regarding allotment of government lands to these commercial establishments between 2000 and 2018. In reply, the Sonapur revenue circle officer said no such data is available. This raises serious questions and we demand a high-level inquiry into the matter."

Source: The Telegraph

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