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Assam govt paid Rs 600 more than UP for same testing kits, alleges Debabrata Saikia

Assam govt paid Rs 600 more than UP for same testing kits, alleges Debabrata Saikia

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Debabrata Saikia, the current Leader of Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly has raised the issue of irregularities in testing kit procurements in Assam. The Congress leader has submitted such concerns to the Lokyakta.

"The government procurement of testing kits has a problem. I have received a mail-in June where I knew that Assam and UP govt has procured test kits but Asam has paid 600 rs which is more than what UP paid. I have made allegations to see through whether the process has been done in a fair way".

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Earlier, the Assam Human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of a complaint made by the Leader of the Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly, Shri Debabrata Saikia regarding gross negligence in providing necessary healthcare and diet to the inmates of Guwahati Central Jail and other jails of Assam, along with general non-compliance with Covid-19 protocol, and has ordered the Chief Secretary of Assam and the IGP (Prisons) to submit a report in this connection to the Commission on or before 5th August.

Speaking to Inside Northeast, Leader of Opposition, Debabrata Saikia said, “I wrote a letter regarding the jail situation and now the Human Rights has taken cognisance of it. Jail inmates should not have been ignored as they too have rights. Things were considered only after they protested”.

Debabrata Saikia is the current Leader of Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly. Saikia was elected to the Assam Legislative Assembly in 2011 from Nazira constituency and retained his seat in 2016. He is the son of former Chief Minister of Assam, Hiteswar Saikia.

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