Guwahati: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Bhupen Kumar Borah on Friday criticised the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led state government, claiming that the Assam government is not a “double engine” but a “trouble engine” government. The APCC chief lamented that various promises made by the BJP-led Assam government of taking the state through the path of progress and development have not yet materialised in the state.
Borah also accused Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of making false promises of creating jobs but ultimately failing to keep his promises.
The senior Congress leader highlighted the “discrepancies” in the state government’s claims of providing millions of jobs, but in reality, the actual scenario is totally different, he claimed.
Bora demanded an accountability and explanation from the state government on the unfulfilled promises made by them of providing a total of 22 lakh jobs.
The Pradesh Congress chief further criticised the BJP-led state government’s financial mismanagement, alleging that the state’s debt burden has increased significantly under the current administration.
He pointed out a substantial increase in borrowing, from Rs 2,757 crore in 2012-13, to a staggering Rs 17,149 crore in 2021-22, with further plans of availing an additional Rs 25,000 crore loan in the days to come.
Bora, accusing the state government of artificially inflating the GDP to secure loans, expressed concern over the proposed plan to take a loan of Rs 50,000 crore in the following year.