From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, February 17: Since the assembly election is drawing near, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Maula Badruddin Ajmal has set his eyes on the BTC region to gain political backup where the party has decided to field candidates in five to six constituencies in the region.
Ajmal Foundation has constructed houses on khaas land along River Gaurang in Kokrajhar to accommodate the riot-hit families. Participating in an iugural ceremony of Ajmal Model Village, which was constructed by Ajmal Foundation, at Bhotgaon in Kokrajhar on Wednesday, Ajmal said he was working for the welfare of common people. After winning in four seats in the last council election of BTC, the party has prepared fresh strategy to capture seats in the assembly election from BTC region. He said the AIUDF has decided to field 5-6 candidates in different constituencies under BTC region. He disclosed that a secret understanding with Congress had been arrived at for the upcoming assembly election but it was not the right time to talk about the understanding. He also added that the AIUDF was likely to contest only in 60 to 65 constituencies in the forthcoming assembly polls and the remaining would be given up for Congress.
Ajmal slammed the Centre and State Government for their failure to rehabilitate the 2012 BTC riot victims as per government announcement. Ajmal Foundation has constructed Ajmal Model Village at Bhotgaon in Kokrajhar where over 155 homeless families of the 2012 riots from Daoraighat and Samtaibari have been accommodated. The families had been taking shelter at Bagmari, Raniganj and Bilasipara after the riots.
Among others, Hafiz Bashir Ahamed Qasmi, MLA, Abdul Ali Mandal, MCLA, Jatindra Basumatary, MCLA and Rabert Basumatary, MCLA were also present in the meeting.