Bhupen Kumar Borah, the chief of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, stated that the growth and development promises made by the BJP-led government in the state are still pending to be fulfilled.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhupen Kumar Borah.
In a scathing criticism, Bhupen Kumar Borah, the president of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), characterized the Bharatiya Janata Party-led state government as a “trouble engine” rather than a “double-engine.”
He claimed that the Assam government, under the BJP’s leadership, has failed to deliver on several promises aimed at propelling the state towards progress and development.
According to Borah, the Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, has been misleading the public by making false assurances of job creation, only to fall short on delivering these promises.
The APCC chief expressed disappointment with the government’s inability to fulfill its commitments. Accusing the state government of discrepancies in its claims of job creation, senior Congress leader Bhupen Kumar Borah highlighted a stark contrast between the government’s assertions and the actual ground reality.
He called for transparency and accountability, demanding an explanation from the authorities regarding their unfulfilled commitment to provide a total of 22 lakh jobs.
Borah’s statements emphasized the need for the government to address these concerns and provide a clear account of the status of job creation in the state.
Highlighting financial mismanagement, Bhupen Kumar Borah, the chief of Assam Pradesh Congress, strongly criticized the BJP-led state government for a significant increase in the state’s debt burden.
He alleged that under the current administration, borrowing has risen substantially, from Rs 2,757 crore in 2012-13 to a staggering amount of Rs 17,149 crore in 2021-22.
Borah further expressed concerns over the government’s intention to secure an additional loan of Rs 25,000 crore in the near future. He accused the state government of artificially inflating the GDP in order to secure loans and raised alarm over the proposed plan to take a loan of Rs 50,000 crore in the upcoming year.
These criticisms underscored Borah’s apprehension regarding the state government’s financial decisions and their potential consequences for Assam’s economy.