Cong, BJP hand in glove, says MLA

Anwar Hussain Laskar in Guwahati on Sunday. Picture by Manash Das

Guwahati: Hailakandi AIUDF legislator Anwar Hussain Laskar on Sunday alleged the BJP and the Congress leaders of Barak Valley had joined hands to stop him from carrying out development work in his constituency.

The MLA made the accusation after police arrested a youth, Nassir Uddin, for allegedly shouting "anti-national slogans" during a protest against the construction of a public toilet near Hailakandi civil hospital on May 16. The toilet was being built from the MLA's fund but some people had opposed it since it was close to the statue of Santosh Kumar Roy, after whom the hospital is named.

"I have been protesting against the ongoing corruption in different departments. I also protested against the earlier PWD minister for defaming me and restraining me from carrying out development work. I protested the failure of the rural development minister in checking corruption. Due to my constant efforts, it has became difficult for the corruption syndicate to flourish and hence the unholy alliance of the Congress and the BJP is trying to frame me by orchestrating anti-India slogans and tarnishing my image," Laskar said here.

He claimed that the arrested person was Congress supporter.

"The slogans were uttered by a boy who accompanied the Congress-BJP team. He was arrested and he has confessed that he belonged to the Congress. My name was attributed to the incident to defame me," Laskar said.

The Hailakandi district administration on Friday decided to stop construction of the toilet.


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