"From promise of 15 Lakhs per head to reality of 33 Paise per head"
"A Complete Mismanagement of Assam"
While the BJP has been boasting of close coordination between the Central and the state government over the development efforts in Assam, the reality is completely different. The so-called double-engine government turned out to be a double-CM government with both moving in opposite directions, the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee claimed in a press statement.
The press statement undersigned by Prof. Gourav Vallabh, Spokesperson AICC, Abdul Khaleque MP, Bobbeeta Sharma, Chairperson, Media Dept Assam PCC alleged that the BJP government has grossly mismanaged the social, economic and public governance in the state. “What started as a vision document full of promises that they were never committed to fulfill, their leaders have over the last few weeks, resorted to lies and deceit to whitewash their actions of mis-governance and paint a fair picture of their inactions. To top their inactions, they have throughout the last 5 years used the communal divide as a tool to polarize the voters of Assam. Assam, which is a land of Srimanta Sankardeva who propagated an inclusive society, the BJP has been working overtime to destroy the social fabric of Assam.”
APCC also claimed that both the Centre and state have been incapable, incompetent and indifferent towards the plight of the Assamese people and all efforts have only been directed towards photo-ops.
The BJP has led the state into decline in all Key development indicators, here's a report by the APCC
Infrastructure Development: The BJP government has not only been completely indifferent towards building an infrastructure to withstand damage against natural disasters like floods and earthquakes. Close to 1 Crore people in the state were devastated by the rampaging floods in 2020, the BJP leaders were all caught in hiding. No work towards infrastructure development has been coupled with peanuts released as Flood Relief funds. With elections approaching,
Industries: It took the BJP government 2 years to come up with a shoddy Industrial development scheme: THE North East Industrial Development Scheme (NEIDS) that doesn’t even propose an exclusive industrial policy for the North-East. This again, was for phot-ops, with the policy lacking thought and impact.
As per the 227th Report of the Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, only 33 paise per capita was allocated for Assam in 2019-20 (Rs.1 crore in total) under the North East Industrial Development Scheme and during 2019, Assam accounted for only 0.73 percent of the large industrial units established in the country
Out of 36 states and UTs combined, Assam ranked 20th in the Business Reform Action Plan Results 2019 indicating no concrete reforms initiated by the Assam BJP government
Employment Generation: As per CMIE data, the unemployment rate in Assam in December 2020 was 7.6%, higher than the national unemployment rate of 6.5%. This is a result of negligence on the part of the BJP government in the last 5 years. No tailored policy push for North-east, no incentives for industries to set shops has led to complete paralysis in the employment generation process
Public Health: Against the promise of 9 new medical colleges, one high-tech 500 bed hospital in every district, the BJP government has deceived the Assamese people with a foundation laying ceremony happening a month before the elections. OROF reports suggest that there is a 50% shortage of community health centers in Assam. Shortage of trained medical manpower and poor state of healthcare facilities indicate complete neglect in the last 5 years
Education: The BJP government not only failed to deliver on its promise of setting up 30 ITIs and an IIM, but it has also led the state into a decline. NITI Aayog has recently released the India Innovation Index 2020. Out of 27 States and 9 UTs, Assam is ranked 29th. This speaks of the State's overall pathetic performance in education – especially higher education and research - science and technology sector, industrial and employment sector