Golaghat: Congress Mariani MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi, who is known for his humanitarian deeds, was once again seen carrying rice sacks and distributing food among the flood-affected people in Assam’s Golaghat on July 22nd, 2019.
The MLA along with other members of the State Congress Committee participate in a flood-relief distribution activity and visited Kamargaon and areas under it – Gutung Baligaon, Dhanashri and Temera on July 22nd, 2019.
Kurmi, who is often tagged as quirky and eccentric, was seen carrying sacks of relief materials on his back and distributing the food items to the children. He also spoke to the flood-hit victims.
It may be recalled, in July 2017, a photograph of him carrying a bag of 25 kg rice on his back at a flood relief camp in a lower primary school in a tea garden in Bokakhat constituency went viral on social media platforms.
Interestingly, in the viral tweets, Kurmi’s name was not mentioned but was referred to as the ‘young BJP MLA’. Netizens showered praises upon the MLA for doing a good deed. Kurmi, then, blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party workers of “doing propaganda” and “spreading false news”.
However, this time too, he blamed the ruling party in the state for “failing” to tackle the flood and erosion problem. “A lot of people have been deprived of the relief materials provided by the government. Today, we have visited several places under Kamargaon. While travelling, we have seen this area lacks a proper road. More so, the area is erosion-prone. I will take up these issues at the upcoming Assam Assembly session,” said Kurmi while speaking to media persons at Kamargaon.
He added, “As the villages are located near the bank of the Brahmaputra, the villagers have to face hardship due to flood fury every year. We have to look for a permanent solution.”
It may be mentioned that although the flood situation has slightly improved at a few places in Upper Assam, it has remained critical in Lower Assam districts. The number of dead climbed to 64 in Assam while 38.37 lakh people were affected in 18 of its 33 districts of the state.