Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday reprimanded the Deputy Commissioner (DC) for the blockade near National Highway-37 in Nagaon. Actually, CM Sarma had gone to lay the foundation stone of a road in Gumothagaon of Nagaon. In view of the Chief Minister's visit, the Nagaon DC had banned the movement of vehicles on National Highway-37, after which there was a jam. After seeing this, he expressed anger and reprimanded the officer. The CM scolded the officer and said, "What is this drama? Is there any king-maharaja coming…don't do this. People are suffering… let the car go.”
Reprimanding the Nagaon DC, his video went viral on social media. After this, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “I had instructed not to inconvenience people during my journey. Despite this, the officials concerned were reprimanded for stopping the traffic. The National Highway was blocked with an ambulance for more than 15 minutes, this VIP culture is not acceptable in today's Assam.
After this, the Chief Minister wrote on Twitter, “We want to create a culture in our state where, irrespective of background or popularity, DC, SP or any government employee/public representative will work only for the people. Changing the mindset is not easy, but we are determined to achieve our goal - Janta hi Janardan."
In our state we want to create a culture where DC,SP or any government servant /public rep-irrespective of background,intellectual capacity or popularity will work only for the people
Recently, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma had said that the police will have to change both its role and focus to fight crime, improve the quality of investigation and become public friendly. He had told the need for the state police to coordinate with security agencies, especially the army and the air force, to deal with the new elections.
The Chief Minister had said that we should know his views on law and order, militancy and the role of Assam Police in case of conflict along the International Border. He had said in the two-day conference of Superintendents of Police that this conference is not just for presenting report cards, we are organizing it in such a way that you can return with a new perspective.