BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Aug 3: The Assam BJP has dubbed the visit of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to Assam a ‘drama’.
Congress vice-president Gandhi visited the flood-affected areas in upper Assam on Thursday; two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to take stock of the situation in the region.
Gandhi visited flood-hit Lakhimpur district and met flood-affected residents, and take stock of the relief and rehabilitation measures.
State BJP spokesperson Rupam Goswami in a statement said that Rahul Gandhi’s Assam visit is nothing but a ‘drama’.
He said that Congress, which was in power in Assam for 15 years, has no moral right to criticize BJP Government over flood problem. Earlier, the Congress party termed Prime Minister Modi’s Assam visit a ‘farce.’ “The people of Assam want to know what Congress has done for the solution of Assam’s flood. Over the years, except corruption Congress has not done anything,” Goswami said. He questioned as to why Congress not declared flood and erosion a national problem when the party was in power both in Centre and State. Goswami claimed that present BJP government has taken more expeditious measure to cope up with the flood problems in the State. He alleged that Congress has played politics over NEEPCO releasing its water in Ranganadi project. “Chief Sarbananda Sonowal has taken up the matter with NEEPCO and has asked the power corporation to sound alert before releasing waters and ensure safety of the people of the State,” Goswami claimed.