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Has the Gogoi-Modi muddled relationship added to Assam's flood victims plight?
With the Centre's recent announcement of a Rs 1000-crore special assistance to grievous flood hit state of Jammu and Kashmir, certainly Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited a fierce reaction from the people of Assam.

It's worthwhile to mention that, over the last few months the northeastern state of Assam too has been dealing with extreme grief due the griming flood situation. As per reports, the over flowing water in Assam has affected 2.87 lakh people in 200 villages, leaving seven people dead so far. Yet, the Prime Minister is forgetting to put an eye on this part of the country and this has left the people of the region in utmost shock and anguish.

If we scratch the entire episode of Assam being overlooked on its disastrous flood scenario, one of the reasons that pops us is perhaps the escalation in the intensity of an impaired relationship between Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Representing rival political parties, differences are bound to interlude their ideologies pursuit for power. However, stretching back to the recent incident of Assam-Nagaland disheartening and gruesome clashes along the border, further left cracks between the Centre and the state government. And the continued blame game politics is worsening the situation. Thus, now the center desolating the state is not beyond imagination.

It's a popular saying that in India's power structure only three institution matters-the PM, CM and the DM (district magistrate or collector). This is supposedly a three-way effective chain system. Many CMs consolidate their power in state capitals by dealing with DMs directly and not through the administrative chain of command. Even during Nehru's prime ministerial regime, he used to maintain a constant touch with all the state CMs, writing letters in regular interval. Dr. Manmohan Singh too in his tenure had revived this practice.

Coming back to the pivotal point, for a democracy to be successful there must be a sound, effective and healthy coordination between all the corners. Differences are important, but as long as they are turning out to be productive and beneficial for the citizens, they should be allowed to breed. One can very well, rebuttal this particular Gogoi-Modi saga, however when things are on the wrong end, speculations are always plausible.

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