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Jobs, floods, foreigners in Cong charge sheet against Assam govt

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Guwahati, March 14 : Weeks ahead of the first phase of Assam Assembly elections, the opposition Congress on Sunday released a 12-point charge sheet against the state’s BJP government, alleging that no basic crisis was solved by it in the past five years.
Party General Secretary in-charge of Assam Jitendra Singh and Chattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel simultaneously released the charge sheet from Guwahati and Dibrugarh, respectively, highlighting issues ranging from unemployment to floods, foreigners’ problems, farmers and tea workers and the Assam accord.
The charge sheet said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that after May 16, 2014, all Bangladeshis would have to leave bag and baggage and the BJP had also stated that there were 50 lakh Bangladeshis in Assam.
“All these are false statements as these figures are different in the statements of Union Home Ministry, according to which 989 people in 2014, 474 in 2015, 308 in 2016 and 51 persons in 2017 were expelled as Bangladeshis. The number has further dwindled to 50 Bangladeshis pushed out of the country in 2018 and 2019,” it said.
The charge sheet, to be circulated across Assam in the form of a booklet, said the BJP’s vision document had promised the state’s farmers would get the minimum support price for paddy, “but only one per cent of the total paddy produced was at that price”.
The Congress charge sheet also said before the 2016 Assembly elections, the BJP had promised to provide employment to five lakh unemployed youths in the state every year.


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