Politics is a ‘chronic disease’ that haunts a politician life long

It is an established fact that a person involved in political activities cannot remain in peace till his cherished dreams are fulfilled. This can be noticed through the recent statements of former Assam chief minister, Tarun Gogoi, who has been expressing his views frequently in media against the four months old BJP-led alliance government in the state under the chief minister ship of Sarwanand Sonowal. 

He (Gogoi) dares to demand a ‘white paper’ from state government about the steps taken by it to clear the encroachments of forest and other government  lands in the state and also to let the people of the state know, what action it has taken to identify and deport the foreign nationals from the state?. In fact he desired the newly formed state government should complete the works within four months of its rule, which the last government under ‘his own leadership’ could not do in fifteen {15} years of confidence and fifteen years of development’, a slogan well publicized in the last Assembly elections.

He has also expressed his concern over the eviction exercises in Kaziranga National Park and advised the state government to show interest in controlling the floods menace, which miserably affects the people of state ‘every year’. At last he has come to understand that the flood menace in past 15 years had also affected the people of the state during  which  he  used to remain out of the country. The media reports quoted in the past as the then chief minister saying as the flood problems ‘even occurs in countries like Japan and USA also’. He also accused the state government for its failure to check price rise of essential commodities.

Former CM Gogoi, seems to have been left alone in his party as an ordinary MLA. He is neither a spokesperson of the party nor the opposition leader in the State Assembly. He never thought of this situation he would have to face in the party for which he has given his lifelong service. Now, he feels lonely and that is the reason he manages to call media persons to talk and pass time from time to time.

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Journalist; Guwahati Press Club office Secretary

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