HAFLONG, Nov 12 - In protest against the dismal failure and anti-people policies of the BJP government, the Dima Hasao District Congress Committee organised a mass agitation near the Deputy Commissioner’s Office here on Monday.
The agitation was led by Dima Hasao district Congress president Nirmal Langthasa and Member of Autonomous Council (MAC) Daniel Langthasa, Kalijay Sengyung and many Congressmen of Dima Hasao.
The agitational programme highlighted the failure of the BJP Government at the centre and state and the impact of their failed economic policies on the economy and the general public.
On issues ranging from demonetisation, GST, price rise, job losses and unemployment to Panchayati Raj and CAB, all the speakers came down heavily on the government for what they termed as zero development and occasional fake claims of overall wellbeing of the toiling masses.
Haflong MAC Daniel Langthasa stated that the Debolal Gorlosa-led BJP government at the Council was inefficient and clueless on how to administer the district and its people. The recent statement of Executive Member Samuel Changsan at the Council session showed his ignorance on the appointment of sarpanch and secretary in various areas of Dima Hasao was like an open book highlighting their administrative failures.
On the other hand, DCC president Nirmal Langthasa concentrated on various issues which he claimed had weakened the democratic institutions. The BJP’s policies are meant to benefit only the upper class capitalists, he observed.
Langthasa criticised the rampant privatisation policies of the BJP government and selling off valuable PSUs to private players.
The protesters strongly opposed the illegal introduction of GPDP, a feature of Panchayati Raj in Dima Hasao district and demanded that all activities should be stopped immediately as it was unconstitutional on the part of the BJP Government to do so.
They also opposed the BJP government’s initiative to set up a detention camp in Dima Hasao and accused the present NCHAC leaders of being hand-in-glove with the state BJP and therefore being silent on the issue.
The Congress leaders reiterated that any policies that go against public interest would be opposed by the Congress and the party would strive to preserve and protect the constitutional provisions at all cost.