Guwahati: Expressing serious concern over the present flood scenario in Assam, especially in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) districts, senior Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) leader and Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary criticises Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi for his role in tackling flood and erosion in the area.
Assam governor is the head of the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) these days as Governor’s Rule has already been imposed in BTAD as the State Election Commission has deferred Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) election indefinitely due to the lockdown in view of COVID-19.
Being the head of the BTC administration, the governor has already asked the administration to be prepared to tackle the flood havoc in the area.
Alleging that the governor lacks knowledge about the flood and erosion scenario in Assam and about the rivers and tributaries in state, the leader of the BPF, a partner in the ruling BJP-led government in Assam, urges the authorities concerned to take adequate measures to tackle flood scene in the area.
The RS MP was speaking to the media when he visited some of the flood and erosion-hit areas of Baksa district.
Significantly, during his visit to Udalguri district in May, the governor of Assam, Jagdish Mukhi, even urged the BTC administration to be prepared to tackle the challenge of seasonal floods in the region.
This is also not the first time that Daimary had something to say against the governor. As recently, he was in the news for vehemently criticising the governor’s decision to impose Governor’s rule in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), which was under BPF rule for over 15 years.
He said that the imposition of Governor’s rule in BTC in Assam is unconstitutional.
When Assam governor was visiting the Korajhar district in May, Daimary was criticising him for allegedly violating the COVID-19 protocols.
Since no persons above 65 years, children below 10 years are allowed to move out as per lockdown rules, how can Governor, aged 77, travel to BTC, asked MP Biswajit Daimary.