SILCHAR, Dec 21: Former MLA and APCC minority cell chairman Misbahul Islam Laskar lashed out at BJP MLA of Borkhola constituency Dr Rumi Nath for her failure in addressing to the problems of the people of her constituency. Laskar was attending a public meeting at Madumala, Baulabasti, on Sunday.
While addressing the meeting, Laskar said Dr Nath has failed to under take steps for the redressal of the problems like road connectivity, electricity and drinking water problems in her constituency. People of backward classes are the worst-hit by these problems, Laskar added and said that she had been busy distributing the various benefits initiated by the Tarun Gogoi Government instead.
The BJP leader, Laskar further said, did not have time to make queries about the completion or fate of PMGSY roads or if the schemes were transferred to any other constituency by leaders of the ruling party. “Villagers complained to me that the PMGSY road from Garerband to Barrampur for which Rs 1.37 crore had been allotted was yet to be completed,” he said. For their area, 14 electric poles for extending electricity had also been sanctioned which they said was not sufficient to cover the locality, the Congress leader said.
Though the PHE Department did take up the laying of pipelines for supply of potable water in their area, there was hardly any maintenance as the pipes were leaking at several places. Laskar, during the meeting, assured the villagers that he would look into their grievances and try for their resolution at his own level. The Congress leader was happy to welcome members of 75 families belonging to OBC to the fold of his party who deserted their parent party, BJP. THE SENTINEL