All is not well in Assam BJP only a year before the assembly polls. Party leaders are quite unhappy with Dr Subramaniam Swamy’s controversial comments just a year before the assembly polls.
“What we can do? Whatever is saying is his personal comment and it isn’t the party’s stand,” said a senior party leader who refused to be named.
Another senior leader told Assam Times in Delhi that the party leadership should rein in the persons who make controversial comment. “We don’t understand why the party leadership has allowed him to make such comments in Assam,” he said.
Several senior party leadership refused to buy Dr Swamy. Talking to Assam Times they said that these comments would only damage the party’s poll prospect in Assam.
“Definitely we will have to pay heavy price in the assembly polls early next year. The party leadership in Delhi should rein in him,” said a party leader in New Delhi.
The BJ ideologue strongly advocated demolition of masque, masjids and churches saying that these are only places to offer prayers which stoked howls of protest across the state. He further said that god lives only in temples.
A Bangladesh court on Thursday ordered capital punishment for ULFA chief Paresh Baruah along with 14 others in the sensational arms smuggling case.
The order was issued by the Chittagang court in the country three and a half years after it ordered arrest of the ULFA chief in the case where police seized ten trucks of arms and ammunition meant for Paresh Baruah in 2004.
UDALGURI: The tea garden labourers of 24 tea gardens under the jurisdiction of Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha(ACMS),Mangaldai Branch staged two hours protest programme from 6 am to 8 am in front of their respective factories and Manager Bungalows on Friday.The tea estates which participated include Attarekhat,Dharamjuli,Swala,Borengajuli,Bhergaon,Krishna Susaibini,Ambica,Dimakuchi,Panery,Bamunjali,Orangajuli,Nonaipara,Bhutiachang,Hatigarh,Majuli,Ghagra,Khoirabari,Corammore,Chandana,Singrimari,Tangni." The Assam tea industry has agreed to pay interim relief of Rs. 30 to workers from March 1 2018 till the time the minimum wage issue is finalised which was decided during the minimum wages committee meeting .",said Rajya Sabha MP cum Secretary of Mangaldai ACMS Branch,Santiuse Kujur. The tea garden labourers taking part in the protest programmes has expressed strong resentment for the daily dillying tactics of the government in finalizing the minimum wages. Kujur has also asked the government to expedite the finalisation of minimum wages."We exhort the government for immediate release of arrear wages of the tea garden labourers from March to July 2018 the delay in which will draw the wrath of the workers", said President of ACMS Mangaldai Branch, Paban Nayak. The tea garden ACMS units also submitted memorandums to their respective garden managers demanding three charter demands which include Interim Relief of Rs.30 from August 1 next,release of arrear wages and increase in daily wages from Rs 137 to Rs 350.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is gearing up for the assembly polls early next year. His government is preparing to dole out a huge Rs. 862 crore fund to distributed among the flood-hit people likely from November-end.
Addressing a press conference in Dispur on Saturday, Gogoi said the huge amount would percolate benefit for 76.41 lakh people. “With this amount will help people repair the damaged houses apart from distributing yarn for weavers, seeds to farmers, blankets to poor people and pensions to senior citizens.