BJP’s Dispur MLA, Atul Bora, on Tuesday criticized Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal, for not attending a service organised in memory of the victims of October 30, 2008, serial bomb blasts in Guwahati which had claimed some dozens of lives.
He categorically said Sonowal should have been in the city and pay his homage to the victims instead of going to Kaziranga to attend an official programme.
Taking a dig at the CM, he said the BJP-led Assam’s coalition government gives more importance to social development than sympathizing with the family members of the blast victims.
However, the state’s Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya defended Sonowal. He said the CM could not be present at the memorial service at Ganeshguri due to Union Health Minister JP Nadda’s visit to the state on the day.
It may be mentioned that when the entire state was observing October 30 as the “Black Day”, Sonowal was busy at the 5th National Summit on “Good & Replicable Practices and Innovation in Public Healthcare Systems” at Kaziranga where Nadda was the chief guest.
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