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BTC poll results dispel commul, pro-Bangladeshi tag from us: AIUDF

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 12: The AIUDF feels that the results of the recently-held BTC polls have dispelled the commul tag slapped on the party by other parties and organizations in the State.

Talking to newsmen in Guwahati today, AIUDF organizatiol secretary Aminul Islam, who was party in-charge of the BTC polls, said: “The AIUDF fared well in the BTC polls and it is the outcome of the party’s stand against insurgency of any sorts and maintence of harmony with all, regardless of caste, creed and religion. Both Bodos and non-Bodos have reposed their faith on us. In the past few years there has been a breach of trust among the people in the BTAD due to insurgencies. Barring the AIUDF, no other parties has raised voice against the insurgents in the Bodo politico-administrative set-up. The support of non-Bodo voters that we got is the result of our impartial attitude and the support of Bodo voters we got is the result of the oppression of the people under the BPF rule.”

According to Islam, the AIUDF was not at all ready for the BTC polls. “We med poll candidates much late, on March 25. We had little time with us to plan and go for poll hunstings. We fielded eight candidates – four Bodos and four non-Bodos – and two candidates of each group came out winner. This has proved it beyond doubt that the commul and pro-Bangladeshi tag slapped on the party by other parties and organizations in the state has no basis.”

Islam said: “The BJP is vocal in terming us commul. Why can’t the party make a Muslim candidate winner in any elections in Assam the way we do? This makes it crystal clear which party is commul and which isn’t. When the AIUDF was formed in 2005, most of the parties and organizations branded us as commul and pro-Bangladeshis, but the BTC polls results have made everything clear now. Now we have gained in strength and, we’re planning for the Assembly elections. We’re strong in lower Assam, and trying to make inroad into upper Assam.”

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