Asom: Women donate Re 1 for CM's relief fund
Guwahati, Dec 5: Sanjay Dutta may be pleading for a lenient judgment tomorrow for Mumbai blast, but 4000 kilometer away at Golaghat his lady followers have embarrassed the state government with ''gandhigiri'' he preached in the Lage Raho Munabhai.
Hundreds of women yesterday calmly walked into the District magistrate's office and donated Rs 1 each to the Chief Minister's relief fund and garlanded the Additional District Magistrate on not finding the District magistrate.
''Since this government can not provide us relief to fight drought as they do not have money, we are donating Rs 1 each to the Chief Minister's relief fund so that this money can be used in better way'' said Mrs Jayanta Barua, one of the angry women protestors.
The District Magistrate office was shell shocked with this kind of protest as they had deployed huge contingent of Para military fore to take on the agitators. But instead, one by one hundreds of women walked into the ADM's chamber, garlanded him, donated Rs 1 and asked for a money receipt.
The incident has hugely embarrassed the district authorities, as they could not use force to stop the women. The women are angry over the death of Tilumani Saikia, who has been begging for some time and died of starvation of November 28 last.
The drought like situation has damaged the crop in half of the Asom's district but situation is grave in Golaghat districts and the state government has been accused of not taking enough relief measures.