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KAAC poll: BJP leaving no loose end

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 4: The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) is going to poll on June 17 this year. The leaders of the BJP Assam Pradesh have been working overtime for the poll, not wanting to leave any loose ends.

An infighting regarding party tickets is very much there. A section of party leaders are a frustrated lot. However, amid such an odd, the party is hopeful of a better show. Senior leaders of the party maintain that the infighting in the party over tickets has been successfully addressed. As many as 28 party leaders, including six State executive members, have been expelled from the party for anti-party activities. “We’ve candidates in each of the 26 constituencies in the autonomous council. We’re set to come out winner in most of the constituencies,” they said.

They say that their strategy is to go for door-to-door campaign. “We’re not going to put any star campaigners during this poll. Our campaign will be spearheaded by Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, Fince Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and party president Ranjit Kumar Dass,” they said, and added: “While Sonowal will campaign from June 11-14 by holding big rallies, Himanta Biswa Sarma is going to campaign till June 15. Dass, on the other hand, will campaign two spells in the hill district. On his first leg to the KAAC he will campaign from June 5 to 9, and from June 11-15 in his second leg. Apart from them, MP RP Sarma, Kamakhya Prasad Tasha and other ministers and MLAs are set for campaigning by addressing poll rallies in the hill district.”

The theme of the poll campaign is turning Karbi Anglong to a ‘developing hill’ from its current status of ‘corruption hill’. The party said that there had been massive corruption in the hill district during the Congress regime, polluting the very system of governce. “We’re going to let people of the hill district what the BJP-led government at the Centre did in the past three years and the one at Dispur in the past one year,” they said.

Meanwhile, reacting to former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi criticizing Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal for not being able to translate the poll promises into realities, the party said in a statement issued to the press that Gogoi had no moral right to criticize Sonowal. “The charges made by Gogoi are aggressive. Let Gogoi publish a white paper to show what his government did in the past 15 years. He should remember that the Congress had to face defeat in the last Assembly election for deceiving the people of the State.”

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