Congress to launch four bus yatras to discuss issues of people across Assam
The Congress party on Wednesday announced that it will launch four bus yatras across the State in view of the forthcoming Assembly elections.
GUWAHATI: The Congress party on Wednesday announced that it will launch four bus yatras across the State in view of the forthcoming Assembly elections.
The yatras will be called -- Axom Basaon Ahok (Come and save Assam) and will criss-cross the State for two weeks starting from February 12, meeting voters and discussing their grievances and issues. One yatra each shall be led by MP Pradyut Bordoloi, MP Gaurav Gogoi, Congress leader Debabrata Saikia and Congress Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev.
"With these bus yatras, the top leadership of the party shall fan out into the remotest corners of the State and discuss with the people the State's issues and problems. We will reach out to every house hold to know their sufferings and the hardships they had to pass through in five years of BJP's misrule," said APCC president Ripun Bora while addressing the media at Rajib Bhawan here on Wednesday.
Congress leader Debabrata Saikia will kick off his yatra on February 12 after paying homage to Piyali Phukan at his memorial in Sivasagar city.
Saikia said, "The people of the State are fed up of the BJP's misrule. In my yatra I shall be interacting with a diverse section of the society. I will try to understand what needs to be done the most over the next 5 years to bring peace and prosperity in Assam."
MP Pradyut Bordoloi will begin his yatra on Friday 12 from Bordua Satra, the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardev that falls under Batadraba Assembly constituency of Nagaon district.
His yatra will pass through Nagaon and other areas to reach Sivasagar town. Kaliabor MP Gaurav Gogoi will begin his yatra from Guwahati on February 13 after paying tribute to great Assamese warrior and Ahom Army leader Lachit Borphukan at his memorial located on banks of Brahmputra River in Guwahati.
Gogoi's yatra will go through Jagiroad of Morigaon district where he will meet party workers and the common public to understand their concerns.
"We will have to save Assam from haughtiness and betrayal of the BJP. The poor section of the society has been exploited under the BJP rule. To get rid of the government we will come nearer to the people to make them aware," Gogoi said.
Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev will start her yatra on February 15 from Silchar. Along with Barak Valley, her yatra will cover Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao.
Dev said, "The BJP is doing politics to divide the people. We will have to save the country and the State from being divided. Former Chief Minister late Tarun Gogoi worked for the development of the State in interest of all the communities. We will have to bring back that environment. We have assured to the people of Assam that we will be able to save the State. This yatra has been started to tackle the division politics of the BJP."