Nagaon Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi has alleged Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on the coal syndicate case in Margherita, Tinsukia.
Bordoloi said that CM Sonowal often talks about zero corruption and syndicate-free state but in reality, the scene is the opposite.
He added, “The 100-year-old coal mines of Margherita are in critical condition as CM Sonowal, Margherita MLA Bhaskar Sharma, Digboi MLA Suren Phukan, Margherita and Digboi Police Officer in charge, Tinsukia District Deputy Commissioner and Tinsukia SP are fully involved in the coal syndicate worth a million rupees.”
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Assam Railway and Trading Company from England had first discovered coal in the 124 Number Margherita Constituency about a hundred years ago.
Alleging that the coal mine syndicate in Margherita is being monitored by the Chief Minister’s office, the Congress MP further added that two months ago he spoke at the Parliament regarding illegal coal trade at Margherita where an inquiry was held but all had gone in vain, adding that none dared to stop the coal syndicate.
Mentioning that the coal mafias have been rampantly extracting coal from Patkai Mountain, Bordoloi mentioned that this was supported by officials of the administration - Margherita Administration(Civil), Police, Forest Department officials and MLA Bhaskar Sharma in Namdang Colliery, Baragolai Colliery, Ledo Colliery, Tikak Colliery, Tirap Colliery, Tipong Colliery, Lekhapani and Jagun Reserve Forest under Margherita Subdivision.
Adding that Prime Minister Narendra Modi says ‘Naa Khaungaa Naa Khane Doonga’ (Neither I will eat Nor I will allow others to eat), the Nagaon MP said, “In reality, CM Sonowal had forgotten that it was PM Modi who started Syndicate in Assam. It is difficult to stop but my protest shall continue where I will speak in the Parliament until illegal coal syndicate totally stops.”
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