By Debopam Purkayastha
One thing that arises in your mind is that the Bengali specially Sylheti-dominated 139-yea-old city called the second largest city of Assam always focuses on some unnecessary issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC, etc. If you move round this city from Ranghirkhari to Silchar Medical College, no doubt visitors will ask why the second largest city of Assam is one of the dirtiest cities of Assam.Silchar gave India many strong politicians , Rashida Haque Choudhury, Nurul Huda, Santosh Mohan Deb , Kabindra Purkayastha and Sushmita Deb.
This year Assembly Election in Silchar seat will be held on April 1.
The ruling party BJP candidate Dipayan Chakraborty is famous for his social background, Congress candidate Tamal Kanti Banik is also famous for his cultural background and Independent candidate former BJP MLA of Silchar Dilip Kumar Paul. Failing to get a BJP ticket, Paul decided to fight as an Independent candidate from Silchar.
One of the major problems a Silcharian, faced every day during office hours.
People of this city struggle to cope with waterlogged residences and lanes. The waterlogging menace has been magnified in the absence of a modern and proper drainage network.
Due to the absence of a cardiologist at the Silchar Medical College and Hospital, many patients, over a long time, have had to suffer. Some of them even had to face death due to the lack of proper treatment.
Citizens have to depend on auto-rickshaws. There are no city buses and other means of public transport.