BTC secretariat
Decorative works going on in BTC Secretariat. Image credit - @bpfront

The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has opposed the decorative construction work at the BTC Secretariat launched by the newly-appointed BTC administrator after imposition of the Governor’s Rule in the region.

“The move by Assam Government’s Principal Secretary Rajesh Prasad, the administrator of BTC, comes even as the issue of imposition of Governor’s rule in the BTC is still in the court,” the BPF said.

In a series of tweets, the BPF said, “While the issue of imposition of Governor’s rule in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) is still in the court, Assam Principal Secretary Rajesh Prasad, who has been appointed as Administrator, has already started decorative construction work at the BTC Secretariat.”

Sharing pictures of the construction work, the party tweeted: “The move by the officials of the State Government to spend crores of rupees on decorating their offices and homes comes at a time when our people are suffering immensely due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

The BPF said while COVID19 outbreak is causing considerable human suffering across the world and the spotlight currently is on finding ways to mitigate the crisis, “instead of focusing on the people’s problem, who are not even getting their stipulated ration, the state government officials are more concerned about their own facilities”.

“As if the decorations of their offices were not enough, the Principal Secretary has also demanded bullet-proof cars,” the party said, adding, “Injustice is being done. They are trying to keep us away from our people by adopting wrong methods. We strongly condemn it.”

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