The Assam Government has begun a phase of lockdown from 28th June Midnight for Kamrup (M). As for the rest of the state, there’s a weekend lockdown against the corona pandemic. Ever since the announcements, there has been panic buying in the markets with the cost of Potatoes reaching Rs 80. There is a chaos of supply and demand of the markets. Former Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi initiated a press conference to speak on the issue. He raised some key issues.
“If you compare our 15 years very the 4 years of BJP, the flood situation has gone worse. There are more unemployment and problems. Akhil Gogoi is in jail, as such United Nations Human Rights Council has demanded to release. The government has levied the NSA on them for their anti-CAA stand”
On the recent Indo-China Chinese, Tarun Gogoi said, “Modi’s comments in press con are confusing as well”. Gogoi furthers other issues, “where’s the flood work. This time, Guwahati is also badly affected. Is Guwahati a smart city?
On the equation of the corona lockdown announced by the Assam government, Tarun Gogoi said, “Why is there no expert committee in lockdown before the announcement was made. They should have consulted economist, medical experts. What happened to the Chinese kits? where are they? The govt should do strict measures but lockdown plan is wrong. The Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also said cases will decrease by 10th June. If the mortality is less, recovery is more then why is he scared? There are more deaths in floods than from corona in Assam this year”.
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