People in Jorhat and Majuli protest against Pallav Lochan Das

  • People in Jorhat and Majuli protest against Pallav Lochan Das
26-07-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Agitated by the continuous irregularity and failure to provide continuous power supply, people of Jorhat and Majuli took to the streets yesterday to protest against Pallab Lochan Das and his electricity department in the state.

Power supply in Jorhat has been very irregular in the past few days along with heavy load shedding and power cuts at the very first sight of rains or heavy winds. Situation in Sarbananda Sonowal’s home constituency Majuli has turned out to be worse as the region did not receive any electricity from 23rd July following a storm.

While the cases of irregularities under his ministry have been on the rise ever since, including 36 cases of electrocution since 23rd July 2017, Pallab Lochan Das has shown a very lethargic and casual towards this. He even went onto say on record that he is not responsible for all the occurrences related to the power department and not accountable for it. When a minister of his caliber and post declines to take any responsibility, a protest like this one was inevitable and always coming.

Locals blocked the highway at Kamalabari demanding the power minister Pallav Lochan Das to resign immediately. They also accused him of not being worthy of the post he is in and termed him as an immature and irresponsible person/minister. They also raised slogans against him and the state electricity department.

Tags : Pallab Lochan Das State Power Minister Power Failure Protest Jorhat Majuli


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