Guwahati: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) Bhupen Bora on Wednesday claimed that Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is busy providing royal hospitality to 40 MLAs who flew from Maharashtra in a conspiratorially planned process to form a BJP Government, at a time when around 53.94 lakh people in 31 districts of Assam have to cry out for two handfuls of food and water is hungry and thirsty, when the devastating flood waves have washed away houses and livestock, landslides have claimed hundreds of lives of man and animals.
The Congress leader in a press statement condemned Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for allegedly indulging in hatred politics.
“88 people in the state have lost their lives since April last till this latest devastating flood. Thousands of families are still in a state of shock day and night in floods and landslides in Guwahati city itself. In the name of flood relief, and rehabilitation, there has been ultimate discrimination and only priority is given to publicity,” said Bhupen Bora in a statement released on Wednesday.
He also mentioned that the chief minister’s responsibility does not come to an end only by calling television journalists and scolding the deputy commissioner in front of the media for his alleged negligence in distributing flood relief.
“CM failed to bring a central minister to take stock of flood situation at a complex, distress and crisis time of the state, miserably failed to convince Central Govt to release sufficient fund to handle and address the ravaged flood situation, there is no language to denounce the CM for his nasty activities in breaking and formation of a government of another state,” added Bora.
“Creating an undemocratic and evil tradition, the chief minister of Assam who was not shy about giving royal hospitality at a luxury hotel in Guwahati, has created a low standard and hatred example by capturing nearly 40 MLAs in a conspiracy process for forming a BJP government in Maharashtra,” Bora added further.
Meanwhile, speaking to the media, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Flood situation continues to be grim in Assam, on the other hand, the government is already reeling under financial crisis. As we have several good hotels in Guwahati, I don’t think there is anything wrong with people visiting the city at this point. Guests coming into the city and staying at such luxurious hotels in Guwahati will help the government to generate revenue. This will help us in combating the flood situation as well.”