From a Correspondent
JORHAT, Feb 21: The Bharatiya Jata Party (BJP) with an aim to end the 15-year Tarun Gogoi-led Congress regime in the Chief Minister’s stronghold, undertook a massive walk for change rally in Titabor subdivision of Jorhat district on Sunday The Paribartan Padyatra is being marked as symbolic keeping in view the 15 kilometers covered in reply to 15 years of Congress governce. The walk was led by BJP State president and Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbanda Sonowal that saw the participation of several thousand people.
The rally started at 10 am from Rajabahar Tea Garden area under Borholla and culmited exactly at 3 pm in the Titabor Sports complex field. Thousands of BJP workers joined the walk besides people from other walks of life. In between the State BJP president stopped at various meetings organized by the party’s grassroots workers and delivered brief speeches and asked for the support of the people to overthrow the 15-year old regime and expressed satisfaction at the overwhelming response of the rural masses, who according to Sarbanda Sonowal has not seen development in the last couple of years.
Talking to The Sentinel, State BJP president Sarbanda Sonowal said, “Titabor is the home constituency of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and in the last 15 years of the Congress regime, the people of Titabor have suffered. They have not seen any development but have seen only corruption and corruption. That is why people want change, development, good governce and security. Today we have received a spontaneous support from the people of Titabor who have come out in large numbers for the cause of the walk. And this has reflected that they have already decided to reject the Congress in the forthcoming elections and have chosen BJP as an altertive as they believe that BJP can not only provide value-based government but also bring visible changes in the lives of the people of Assam.”
Sonowal further reiterated, “BJP is high in confidence over winning the Titabor seat and the people have already indicated that to us. Today’s participation by the ordiry masses cutting across party lines in indicative of the people’s wish to accept BJP as an altertive.”
In between the walk, the BJP leader offered prayers for freedom fighter Ataur Rahman and lighted candles in the Begekhowa Mosque before reaching Titabor. MP Kamakhya Tasa and Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma also lighted candles in the mosque seeking divine intervention for successful win of the party in the next elections.
Former minister and present BJP leader Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma, Member of Parliament Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, Chandra Mohan Patwari, Pijush Hazarika, Abu Taher Bepari, Pallab Lochan Das, Jayanta Malla Baruah, Rupam Choudhury, MP Rajen Gohain and Rameshwar Teli also walked the 15-km patch hand-in-hand with the State President seeking blessings and interacting with the people.