| AGP general secretary Kamala Kalita speaks at the news conference in Guwahati on Tuesday. Picture by UB Photos |
Guwahati, Dec. 17: The AGP today said chief minister Tarun Gogoi and other cabinet ministers do not have the moral right to continue in office as they have completely failed to bring any improvement to the economy and the law and order in the state.
The AGP said in the past two years, the number of crimes, including abduction, killings and crimes against women, have been increasing alarmingly, but the state government has not taken any stern measure to ensure that law and order prevails.
Addressing the media, Durga Das Boro, general secretary of AGP, said, “Chief minister Tarun Gogoi and his cabinet ministers have simply failed to improve the law and order situation in the state. In the past two years, the police have directly or indirectly killed 2,505 people. 7,655 cases of abduction have been reported in the state. These figures prove beyond doubt deteriorating law and order in the state. There is no safety of the life and property of the common people. All forms of crimes, including crimes against women, are increasing at an alarming rate.”
“The state government has also failed miserably to improve the economic situation. It has not done anything to control the inflationary trend and price rise that is affecting the common man very badly. Under such a situation, Gogoi and his cabinet ministers have no moral right to continue in office. They should step down from their posts immediately,” said Boro.
The AGP said both the Congress and the BJP are not serious in solving the problems of the state and are more interested in winning the next Lok Sabha elections.
“The Congress and BJP have failed to highlight problems like floods, erosion and illegal immigration before the Centre. They present one version before the public and present a completely different version of the problems in New Delhi. The Assam Accord is yet to be implemented in the state. But we will not allow any party to communalise any important issue concerning the state. Be it Hindu or Muslim, those who arrived in the state after March 25, 1971, will have to return as they are illegal immigrants,” said Kamala Kalita, general secretary of the AGP.
Sports quota: AGP MLA Keshab Mahanta raised the demand for a sports quota in the medical colleges of the state in the Assembly today.
Assam sports minister Ajit Singh said they would take up the issue with the appropriate authority.