Assam Congress Leader Demands CM Sonowal to Take Action against Illegal Syndicates

Assam Congress Leader Demands CM Sonowal to Take Action against Illegal Syndicates

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Guwahati, January 8, 2020:

Leader of Opposition in Assam, Debabrata Saikia on Wednesday wrote to the Chief Minister of Assam demanding action against the illegal destruction of the environment, various illegal syndicates involving coal, stone, and other natural resources.

Debabrata Saikia also set a timeline for the action and said, “Your Government will take action within two hours of receiving the report about occurrence of such illegal activity.”

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Turning down heavily on the state government, Saikia wrote, “I am writing this letter just to inform you that you have proved yourself to be an untruthful person and your Government has also turned out to be a Government which only levels false accusations and makes false assurances. I state so because no tangible action has been taken till now to stop destruction of natural resources and running of illegal trade in these perishable commodities, which is also depriving the state exchequer of due revenue.”

“This is in spite of so many discussions that I have had and so many letters that I have written, copies of which can be found in your office" Saikia complained.

Citing that on the 10th of December, 2019, he had requested all concerned to take action to stop such illegal activity, the leader of opposition further wrote, “The Deputy Commissioner, Sivasagar was also apprised of the situation on more than one occasion, but no action has been taken to protect the natural resources of Assam. On the contrary, these valuable resources are being illegally traded for personal gain in collusion with Government officials. I must mention that today; some local people have again gathered on the banks of the river Dikhow to stop such illegal activity.”

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He questioned, “How much can the locals achieve in the absence of cooperation from the Government?

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: Jan 09, 2020