By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 3: Guwahati goes to polls on April 11 in the second phase of the Assam Assembly elections. A section of voters are a confused lot with many political parties, even intellectuals, directly appealing to the voters not to vote for some particular parties. In such a backdrop, two students’ bodies – the Asom Chatra-Yuva Sanmilan (ACYS) and the All India Students’ Federation (AISF) — have been distributing leaflets appealing to the voters of Guwahati to vote only to candidates who have judiciously accommodated the problems afflicting the city in their respective manifestoes. In an appeal being distributed in the city, the two students’ bodies said that the voters should be conscious enough to choose the right candidates. “There are candidates who have given due attention to the problems and evils afflicting the people. Such candidates are responsible to the society,” the two students’ bodies said. The students’ bodies have raised as many as 18 issues – land pattas for people residing in the hills in and around the city, fighting landslides in the city hills, scientific solution to artificial floods in the city, ensuring supply of at least 1000 litre potable water to each and every family a day in the city, a scientific draige system, making street lights a reality, solving the problems of small traders, 24X7 service to ensure safety of women, preservation of historical places in the city, making Guwahati Metropolitan city as an eco-friendly city, creating suitable environment in the parks that are lying unused, ensuring benefits of schemes reaching the target beneficiaries, setting up of schools and colleges and bringing their fee structures under control, making women groups effective for women empowerment, making low-floor buses available so as to make them old-friendly, night bus service in the city, keeping close watch on undue hike in bus fares, constructing roads and streets, taking stock of problems in each and every ward after an interval of three months, developing footpaths and solving the problems of vendors doing business on footpaths.
'Vote for candidates who are sincere to solve problems'
By our Staff Reporter