Assam Trinamool Congress (TMC) President Ripun Bora on Monday compared Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to tyrant Muhammad bin Tughluq.
Addressing the media on the abolition of four districts of Assam and the delimitation of constituencies, Ripun Bora said, “The Chief Minister has taken Assam back several years in terms of politics. His talks are mostly unrelated to the topic and are always self praising.”
Bora went on, “The decision of the CM to abolish the districts in Assam has an ulterior motive. He is killing two birds with the same stone.”
“This over-smartness of his will someday result in his downfall,” opined the Assam TMC Chief.
Ripun Bora further said that most cabinet ministers of Assam do not really have anything to do. It is a one-man show of the chief minister, he added.
He then announced that the TMC will protest the decision to abolish the four districts of the state. Protests will begin from January 4, Bora mentioned.
It may be noted that the Assam Cabinet in its final meeting of the year gone by, announced that four districts will be merged with existing undivided districts in the state.
Taking to Twitter after the meeting, CM Sarma wrote, “This year's last meeting of #AssamCabinet was held today in New Delhi where we took some important decisions including merger of new districts with original undivided districts, transfer of areas from one district to another & ensuring remuneration for e-District project staff.”
The Bajali district will be merged with Barpeta, Biswanath with Sonitpur, Hojai with Nagaon and Tamulpur with Baksa district. These four districts will now become sub-divisions.
Moreover, the meeting approved to bring North Guwahati Town Committee under Kamrup Metropolitan district.
While making the decision, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma apologized to the people and said that the decision was temporary.