Guwahati: Amidst controversy of around 40 Maharastra rebel MLAs residing in a luxury hotel here in Guwahati, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he was very ‘happy’ that visitors were coming to the state where flood has created havoc.
Sarma was reacting to the allegations of Opposition parties who blamed him of being busy in some other state’s politics rather than addressing to the plights of millions of displaced people in the state due to flood.
Around 90 people have already lost their lives in Assam flood till Wednesday while over 50 lakh people remained displaced.
Sarma said, “It’s a good sign that Assam has become an epicenter of national politics. I want it to become the epicenter of global politics also.”
The chief minister while denying any knowledge of the reason behind the visit of the Maharastra MLAs in the city said, “In this hour of crisis when the state is reeling under deluge, visitors are welcome. When they come and stay in hotels here, government will earn revenue and it will help in dealing flood relief. Who will deny earning?”
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) chief Bhupen Borah reacted, “Does it mean that the state government has no money to run the state? Our CM needs visitors from outside to earn revenue for the government. What does he want to prove when earlier he said that BJP will finish Assam’s unemployment and flood problem.”