Guwahati: Taking a sly jibe at the Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi over his recent claim to provide land pattas to the people of Mariani constituency, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Gogoi cannot allot land pattas (land rights) in Assam, rather he can do that in planet ‘Mars’.
While participating in the by-election campaign at Dingapara Tea Estate for BJP candidate Rupjyoti Kurmi from Mariani constituency on Friday, CM Sarma countering MLA Akhil Gogoi’s promises said, “Unwavering trust of people in NDA was palpable at Dingapara Tea Estate and it sends a message to our opposition ~ people of Mariani will not fall for their political gimmicks. We’re committed for development. We’ll make sure to upgrade all high schools to higher secondary schools.”
He also assured that in tea garden areas the government will bear the cost of bleaching powder and electricity for clean drinking water; electric meters will be installed in all households; 3 ambulances will be made available within 45 days. “Dibong Wildlife Sanctuary will be transformed into a tourist destination,” said CM Sarma.
Also, addressing another public meeting at Hatgarh TE football field, CM Sarma assured to put an end to the man-elephant conflict by setting up low voltage electric fencing in Mariani LAC.
He also assured to set up a government college in Mariani.
“Guesthouses will be constructed near all medical colleges and hospitals for attendants of patients belonging to tea garden areas. All hospitals under ATC will be brought under and managed by NHM for better treatment facilities. Electric connections will be given to all households in Mariani constituency. To improve connectivity, Madhupur Gaon Road and Debajit Bora Memorial Road will be built in 3 months,” assured CM Sarma.
Addressing another public meeting in Nagajanka Football Field, CM Sarma assured to take immediate steps to mitigate large scale soil erosion caused by Bogdoi River in parts of Mariani.”
Also, a modern auditorium will also be built in the memory of those who laid down their lives for their country & state, stated the chief minister further.
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