GUWAHATI: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) came down heavily on state chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and reminded him of the state’s performance index in the Niti Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Index.
The party said that with Assam been adjudged the worst-performing state in Niti Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Index, the failure of the state government was clearly out in the open.
“This very fact as determined by the Central government’s Niti Aayog is proof itself of BJP’s government’s poor performance in Assam. In Good Health and Gender Equality Assam’s score is 28th and we are all aware that the present CM was also the health minister of Assam. He was also the longest-serving education minister and today Assam is on the bottom line in education as per central government report published by Central education minister,” said Bobbeeta Sharma, chairperson, media department, APCC.
The Congress’s reaction came hours after the CM presented the ‘achievements’ of his one-month-old government in a press conference on Thursday noon. The CM said that the state has already been on the path of overhaul changes during the first month.
Questioning the CM’s claims, Assam Congress added that the state government has been attempting to implement the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) from the backdoor.
“Without a proper National Register of Citizens (NRC), how can Assam grant citizenship to any migrant? This is a total betrayal of the people of Assam and disregard of the Assam Accord. The CM is also quiet on this issue,” Sharma added.
Besides, the party also termed the BJP led government a failure for an alleged poor vaccine policy where a large number of people have been facing great difficulty in getting registered for vaccination over mobile and non-availability of first and second doses.
“Moreover Covid deaths in Assam has increased manifold in the second wave. The CM needs to reflect on why Assam lost so many lives,” said APCC.