NO PRIZE

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

His fa­ther, Gopinath Bor­doloi, the first Chief Min­is­ter of As­sam, was known as Lokpriya (peo­ple’s beloved). But Cap­tain Robin Bor­doloi has man­aged to achieve ex­actly the op­po­site. These days the Congress MLA and chair­per­son of Guwa­hati Met­ro­pol­i­tan De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity ( GMDA), Bor­doloi Jr, keeps his mo­bile phone switched off. Fol­low­ing the death of a 57-year-old govern­ment em­ployee, who drowned af­ter fall­ing into a man­hole at Zoo Road in Guwa­hati on Oc­to­ber 21, Bor­doloi has been get­ting abu­sive calls. He was nowhere to be seen when the body was fished out on Oc­to­ber 23 from the Bhar­alu river. Bor­doloi, who missed a Cabi­net berth, was made GMDA chief as a con­so­la­tion prize. It’s hardly that.

GI­TIKA TALUK­DAR

BOR­DOLOI

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