- Former Assam Minister slammed Himanta Biswa over his remark against Congress
- Gogoi said that Himanta knows it well when to butter up someone
Veteran Congress leader and Chief Ministerial candidate Tarun Gogoi slammed Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa over his remark on that the Congress Govt did not fulfill even 10% work that was committed to the people.
Former Chief Minister of Assam said that “If our government failed to achieve even 10% target, that means Himanta Biswa Sarma who was one of the Congress ministers, also failed drastically to achieve his targets,” he replied. He also highlighted the Assam Budget 2018 announced by Himanta on Monday, stated its nothing but a ‘Xerox Copy’ of the previous budget.
Gogoi further said that Himanta knows it well when to butter up someone and how to flatter someone. ” During the Congress regime, he praised me; today he praises Sarbananda Sonowal. There is no assurance whom Himanta will praise and butter up in the near future,” the former CM said.
Gogoi also claimed that it was only because of the Congress Govt in the state that the scenario of medical colleges developed to such an extent. He also claimed that the former government had contributed much to the socio-economic development of the people of Assam by distributing yarns and blankets to the poor.
Meanwhile, the Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday announced Assam Budget wherein he proposes to establish a North EastFoundation, which will act as a think tank for the region,
The Minister said he proposed setting up of the Foundation considering not only the common geography of the region but also the history, culture, and traditions in the region.
As a goodwill gesture, the government of Assam would take lead in the establishment of this foundation and provide seed funding for a period of five years, he added.