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Independent Candidate for Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency Upamanyu Hazarika holds public meeting in Guwahati

Independent Candidate for Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency Upamanyu Hazarika holds public meeting in Guwahati

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 April 2019 3:41 PM GMT

Guwahati: Independent candidate for Guwahati constituency and senior advocate Upamanyu Hazarika campaigned to Barkhetri Constituency on Monday, addressing several gatherings at - Adabari Panchayat, Doulasal, Kamarkuchi etc.

Speaking before the media, Hazarika said, "This is in tune to connect to the grassroots and approach every household through an intensive grassroots campaign. Even though Adabari area is flood-prone due to a broken embankment and the economy is entirely agriculture dependent, but the primary issue uppermost amongst the people is the issue of identity and protection of indigenous rights. A large section of those who are involved in the Assam agitation came for the meeting pressing their support."

It is to be noted that all the meetings have been organized spontaneously by the local indigenous population for whom the preservation of their identity and that of future generations is the foremost issue in the elections.

He will be visiting the constituency again as a large number of people have been demanding meetings over the next week.

Earlier, as per campaign schedule, Hazarika addressed meetings in Jugdal, Sonapur Bazar and New Market in Sonapur area and thereafter at Paltan Bazar in Guwahati on Sunday.

In Sonapur, Hazarika highlighted the fact that the local indigenous population, particularly the tribal population – Tiwa, Karbi and Bodo have been increasingly losing their land not through sales to non-locals but also to several large Governmental projects. This endangers the identity of a consolidated small tribal community and has been a recurrent threat over the last several years for the entire belt from Sonapur to Morigaon.

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