BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, July 10: The new political party of the State, Liberal Democratic Party was formally launched in a simple ceremony at the Guwahati Press Club on Friday. Prodyut Bora, who recently parted his way from the BJP took charge as the president of the newly formed party.
Lighting the iugural lamp, eminent jourlist DN Bezboruah hoped that the LDP would uphold the highest tradition of democracy. Bezboruah said, "We need change, but this change will not come easily as people with calibre prefer to stay out of politics for the common belief that it is a dirty swamp."
Meanwhile, addressing the media LDP president Prodyut Bora said that LDP would grow to be an altertive to both the Congress and the BJP. Slamming the Congress for its corruption and the BJP for its numerous deceptions, Bora said that the people of the state are now looking for an altertive. Bora said, "In 60 years of its rule, the per capita income of the people of Assam dipped to 40% below the tiol average whereas in 1951 it was 5% above the tiol average."
Hitting out at the government over 'bandh culture', Bora said that though the High Court has imposed a ban on bandh, the state witnessed 15 bandhs in the last three weeks. He further laid emphasis on the need to remove bandh culture.
Training his gun on the BJP, Bora said, "BJP got half of the Lok Sabha seats in the last election only because of their promise to deport Bangladeshis after May 16, 2014. But now the same party gave away Assam's land to Bangladesh." He added that the BJP, a party that swears by Lord Ram, has deceived the people of the state and now they are sending in another Ram (he was pointing towards BJP tiol general secretary Ram Madhav) to deceive the people of Assam for the second time. He said, "A party that can stitch an alliance with a party like PDP in Jammu and Kashmir can also form alliance with a party like AIUDF in Assam."
"Assam doesn't need the Gujarat model for development, we can be self reliant, if we train the people of the state to do business," Bora said. Further adding that the second oil refinery in the world was established in Assam, Bora said that today Assam is one of the least developed areas of the world.
"Assam needs another movement, but this time the movement has to focus on economic development," Bora said. He further said that Assam witnessed AGP's golden Assam, ULFA's sovereign Assam and has been witnessing Congress' developed Assam since 2001.
Announcing that the party will contest the 2016 Assembly elections, Bora said that the LDP will not compromise in terms of principles and while giving party candidature they will focus on 3 C's which stand for- character, commitment and capability.