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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Congress, BJP join hands against Karimganj DC, Dr M Angamuthu

Congress, BJP join hands against Karimganj DC

From our Staff Reporter

SILCHAR, Jan 19: Cutting across party lines, all leaders of Karimganj expressed serious concern over the “undemocratic” behaviour of Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu.

This is the first time that leaders of various political parties assembled in a citizens’ meet convened by Karimganj Municipality Chairman Dr Manas Das to caution the Deputy Commissioner. The speakers took a unanimous decision to resort to agitation if Angamuthu does not change his attitude towards the common people as well as people’s representatives.

Karimganj Development Authority chairman Debarshi Bhattacharjee said that on January 14 a devastating fire had reduced a number of shops to ashes, but the Karimganj fire brigade miserably failed to contain the fire as their fire tender and pump set were not properly functioning. Later on, fire tenders from Panchgram, Badarpur and Patharkandi brought the fire under control fire, but not before a number of shops had been reduced to ashes.

Bhattacharjee said the people were furious when the fire tenders failed to operate. Some senior citizens and public representatives tried to contact Angamuthu only to discover that he had kept his phone switched off. He did not even pay a visit to the spot.

BJP district president Jyotirmoy Das and Congress president Satu Roy said Angamuthu has distanced himself from the public and is running the administration at his will. Even public representatives like MLAs have to wait for an hour to meet him, Roy said, and added: “We will watch for a few days and then launch a joint agitation against the Deputy Commissioner. THE SENTINEL

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