Guwahati: Ahead of the second phase of polls in Assam, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot claimed that with no vision and no will, the BJP party in both central and state took Assam’s industrialization downhill.
“The state of industrialization in Assam has been ruined in the last 5 years. Assam’s rank in Business Reform Action Plan Results 2019 is 20th out of all Indian states and Union Territories,” said CM Ashok Gehlot while addressing a press conference here in Guwahati on Wednesday.
CM Gehlot also questioned, “What has been accomplished through the Assam Ease of Doing Business Act, 2016?”
He alleged that on the Ease of Doing Business portal that was launched by the ruling BJP government, at least 35,000 applications were received and there was a backlog of 20,000 applications and the government did not have the will to industrialize Assam.
CM Gehlot mentioned that the BJP government has completely failed in protecting the Assamese identity, bestowing respect to women, providing due rights to the tea workers, it has especially been completely ignorant towards doing justice with the youth of Assam.
“Based on the FDI received between October 2019 and December 2020, Assam accounts for just 0.01% of the total investments coming in,” affirmed the Rajasthan Chief Minister.
Slamming the BJP party in both centre and Assam, CM Gehlot confidently claimed that the people of Assam reposing their faith in the 5 Guarantees provided by the Congress party has sidelined the politics of divide and hate by the BJP.
“The BJP government has played with the ambitions of the youth of Assam, on the other hand, it is hell bent on destroying the value of public assets created over the years by the sweat and blood of the Assamese people. Government’s equity in such public enterprises is the taxpayer’s capital. It is the responsibility of the government to maximize the value of taxpayer’s capital. BJP governments, at the center and in Assam are doing just the opposite,” added CM Gehlot.
CM Gehlot further alleged that the BJP government is busy planning to auction 9 public enterprises. “Through AIDC (Assam Industries Development Corporation), Assam State Handloom Corp Ltd, RatabariCachar Sugar Mill Corp, Assam Agriculture Udyog Nigam, Dhing Industrial Paper Ltd, Morigaon Assam Spun Silk Mill, Nagaon Assam State Weaving and Construction Corp Ltd, Assam Cement Ltd, Assam Conductors and Tubes Ltd, Assam Powerloom Devp Corp Ltd are to be sold off,” he added.