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Why Assam's Chief Minister is talking against PM?
Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi has been jealous of popularity of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi who has made a great success in building image of the country throughout the world within a very short period of six months. He took the rein of the administration of the country, after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) got absolute majority in this year's Lok Sabha polls in the month of May.

Just like other Congressmen, Gogoi also considers Modi as a communal person, even when he talks of taking all the people of the country together.

Criticizing the recent visit of prime minister to the Northeastern states and his address to a large gathering of people in Guwahati, despite many hurdles created by state administration, the chief minister recalled the slogan given by Narendra Modi to the Nation that 'good days are coming', Gogoi said that even after lapse of six months Assam has not got anything from the Central government. He ridiculed and asked 'where are the good days?'

On the issue of land deal with Bangladesh the chief minister alleged that when the UPA government had decided to have such an agreement with Bangladesh, the NDA led by BJP opposed it and now the present NDA government is going to do the same. The UPA may oppose it now.

It is strange and ridiculous that such feelings and the 'personal grudge' hinder the interest of the people of the country. Politics should always be played for betterment of the people and not to benefit a political party or person, the wise men view.

The CM alleged that the Central government did not release the due amount payable to Assam under various Central schemes. Funds against the MGNREGA scheme is also being reduced, he alleged. He said that the state has passed through heavy rainfall and erosion this year, but the Centre did not give compensation or relief to the people of Assam.

The havoc of rain took lives of about 90 people and heavy loss of property. The bad conditions of rivers were intimated to the Centre and the state demanded Rs. 6,700 crore to recover losses. No amount was given to Assam, where as the states of Jammu & Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh were given extra funds, he alleged.

He reiterated that Assam was victim of getting royalty on crude oil. Even the apex court of the country could not give any relief when the serious matter was referred to it. 

He further said that under the MGNREGA scheme, a sum of rupees one thousand crore was sanctioned, but only rupees 520 crore was given to the state. Thus CM had mingled the issues of UPA government with NDA.

Interestingly, the chief minister did not mention the incidents which took place last year, when Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts were badly affected by heavy rains and he was on a 'pleasure trip' to Japan.Getting the news of devastating floods he reacted lightly that 'even in Japan such floods occur'. For his comment, the people reacted vehemently. 

According to media reports the state of Assam has failed to satisfy the Central government with certificate of utilization of the funds. The Central government has failed to oblige the state funding with fresh amount without getting such certificates. 

It is reported that on many heads of expenditure, the state government did not utilize the full amount given to it, hence it was deemed that Assam was unable to utilize full amount received from Union government and this impression compelled the Union government to reduce the amount.

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