[Barakoutlet Desk Silchar; 7th July] : Not Man Made, Administration Made Disaster. This was stated by Assam Pradesh Congress President Bhupen Borah while inspecting Betukandi Dyke. He said the administration has failed miserably and The people of Silchar are crying today for the short-sightedness of the minister, MP, and MLA. At the same time, due to this disaster, Silchar has been delayed for another 15 years. Economically, the people of Silchar are crippled. There is a huge conspiracy between the administration and the contractor behind this incident. Where were the administration and the people’s representatives here when the cut was made? Why immediately No action taken?
Questions Provincial Congress President. The Chief Minister came and said that this disaster is ‘man made’. In fact, the Chief Minister wants to put the blame on the people to cover up the failure of the administration and the department, said Bhupen Borah. This requires a high-level investigation. Bhupen Borah said the Congress party would demand the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly to form a House Committee to investigate the incident.
The provincial Congress president further said that the former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had approved a project of a Sluice gate to go to the Barak river like Mahishabil water time. The government has changed, and the MLAs have changed. Even if the government changes, there is no need to stop work on any project. But after the change of government, the work of sluice gate did not happen. The local legislators, MPs, and the administration did not attach any importance to the completion of this sluice gate. The contractor was not paid. Due to this, the work of the Sluice Gate was not completed, for which the people of Silchar had to face this huge disaster. Bhupen Borah further said that the problem would not be solved by visiting the helicopter and boarding the boat only for a few hours with the Chief Minister. He demanded a survey of the affected people and a financial package. Two kilograms of rice and 200 grams of oil do not help the flood victims. Relief supplies are not being provided adequately. Bhupen Borah demanded adequate relief supplies. Acting President MLA Kamalakshya Dey Purkayastha, Borkhola MLA Misbahul Islam Laskar, Katigorah MLA Khalil Uddin Majumder, former Minister Ajit Singh, Provincial Congress General Secretary Apurba Bhattacharya, Ramanna Borua, District congress President tamal Kanti Banik, Sajal Acharya, Kishore Bhattacharya, Bhaskar Das, Ansar Hussain Baralskar, Raja Lashkar, Pallab Singh Yadav and many more were present.
After visiting Betukandi, the President of the Provincial Congress came directly to the District Magistrate’s Office. He had a meeting with the district magistrate about the current situation. To draw attention to the fact that there should be no error in distributing relief materials to the flood victims. The provincial Congress president also demanded adequate relief and handed over a cheque of rs. 1 lac to DC Keerthi Jalli.