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Congress not holding DAC polls fearing defeat, say Deori leaders

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, April 10: The Deori Jajati Sixth Schedule Demand Committee (DJJSSDC) moved Prime Minister Nerendra Modi with a serious allegation against the Congress Government in Assam that it was not going to hold the Deori Autonomous Council (DAC) polls on time with the apprehension of being out of power in the autonomous council.

In a memorandum sent to the Prime Minister today, DJJSSDC president Liladhar Deori and secretary Suman Deori said that since its formation the DAC had been under the rule of the Congress. "The last election to the DAC was held in June 2010 and now the election should be held in May this year. However, with the upsurge of the BJP in Assam and elsewhere in the country, the Congress doesn't want to hold the DAC election now. The ruling Congress is now playing all dilly-dallying tactics so as not to hold the DAC elections now," they said, and added that allowing the ruling Congress in Assam to delay the DAC elections is tantamount to depriving the Deoris of their democratic rights.

The DJJSSDC leaders further said: "In accordance with the DAC Accord, the elections to the village councils in the DAC areas were to be held along with the DAC polls. However, due to some hidden reasons, the ruling Congress never conducted the village council elections since the inception of the DAC."

The DJJSSDC leaders requested the Prime Minister to reconsider their plea and take steps.

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