By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 21: “I don’t roam about with all information in my pocket. Talk to the Director of Border Area Development Department to get information on developmental works in border areas.” This is the reply from a “responsible” minister of the Tarun Gogoi Cabinet when this reporter wanted to know about the progress of border area development works.
Excise and Border Area Development Minister Gautam Roy said he does not have any specific information regarding the number of developmental works that have been completed or under way and the relevant data in this regard. He further said: “My duty is to build schools, public health centres etc in border areas.”
But when asked to provide specific data in this regard, the minister was at his arrogant best. He was talking to the media on the sidelines of a press meet that was held today on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose.
Lest we forget that the minister was recently in news for having been accused by Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) employees’ body for having forcibly occupied ASTC land in Hailakandi! THE SENTINEL