Time to deliver for the new government
In a bid to bring about a change in Assam, the people irrespective of caste, creed and religion gave a huge mandate in favour of BJP-led alliance, propelling it to Dispur under the leadership of Sarbanda Sonowal by ending the 15-year rule of Congress. With enough promises being made before the election, now it is time the new dispensation delivers on those promises. With hopes certainly pinned high on the new government, they need to work really hard to keep the hopes and aspirations of common people alive. They must not repeat the mistakes which were committed by the previous regime, else they will meet the same fate as their predecessors. Our best wishes are with the Chief Minister and his team. Hope they won't fail us.
Diajhijari, Haltugaon, Kokrajhar.
24th May, 2016 was and will be a historic day for all right thinking sons and daughters of the State. After 1985, it was for the first time that an oath taking ceremony was held in an open field in front of the common people. Public response to the historic occasion was seen to be believed. It gave an impression that people are very much relieved after the Congress party's misrule under Torun Gogoi. The only eyesore in the mega show was the absence of former State BJP president and newly elected MLA of the prestigious East Guwahati constituency Siddhartha Bhattacharjya due to reasons best known to him. His mindless decision to boycott the ceremony was in fact an insult and disgrace to the electorate of East Guwahati. Contrary to the former State BJP president's absence, the very presence of Tarun Gogoi in the dais was a positive sigl for State politics. It is a gentle reminder to Siddhartha Bhattacharjya that the individual cannot be above the party and the party cannot be above the tion.
Dr Ashim Chowdhury,
Similar tale of two MPs
Call it a coincidence or anything the two newly elected Rajya Sabha MPs Ranee rah and Ripun Bora shared a similar fate, post the declaration of assembly poll results. After being elected unopposed to the Upper House of Parliament on Congress tickets, the duo were on cloud nine. More happiness was added to their already overflowing kitty when the Congress party gave their respective spouses tickets to contest the assembly elections. Bharat rah (Rani rah's husband) was given ticket to contest from Dhemaji constituency and Monica Bora (Ripun Bora's wife) was handed ticket to contest from Gohpur constituency. But interestingly both of them lost in their respective constituencies by astounding margins. Now both the dejected MPs are cooling their heels in Delhi. It is a lesson for the Congress that the public is refusing to accept dysty-based politics as practiced by the century-old party.
Lanu Dutt Chowdhury,