From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, March 30: The United People’s Party (UPP) on Wednesday came down against the BJP saying that the latter was playing politics of dual standard in the me of change in the State.
Talking to media persons after releasing the election manifesto of the UPP at Kokrajhar Anchalik Committee, ABSU office on Wednesday, the president of the party, UG Brahma said the BJP was showing double standards in the me of change. “The BJP makes several promises in the me of change when elections come but these promises have not been implemented in spirit,” he said adding that the BJP had made many promises to the people of the region before the last parliamentary election too but they failed to fulfil their commitment.
Brahma said people had lost faith in the ruling BPF for alleged massive corruption, irregularities and lack of transparency. He promised that they would re-establish peace and commul harmony among all sections of the society, good governce with accountability and development of the region if voted to power. He also said the UPP and its ally would root out the BJP and AGP in Assam. He said the UPP would contest in 14 constituencies from 28-Gossaigaon in the west to Majbat in the east in BTC region and would directly support the Congress candidates outside BTC region where Bodos were sizeable in number. He also said that the Congress and UPP combine would form the government at Dispur.
On poll understanding with the Congress, Brahma said the UPP forged an alliance with the Congress as the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government in Assam had announced some pro-indigenous people policies that include setting up of separate directorate for Bodo medium and other tribal languages, implementation of Bodo as associate official language of the State, creation of Bodo-Kachari Autonomous Council, besides assuring to fulfil long pending demands. He also said that there was no BJP wave in BTC as well as in Assam and there was no influential leader in the grassroots level.
Replaying to questions, Brahma said it was not mature to demand ministerial berth before the election is held. Referring to the demands of the AIUDF for the berth in the ministry, he said the demands without formal pre-poll alliance had no work but the UPP would work with its strategy and would discuss on the formation of ministry after it comes to power.
The manifesto of the UPP includes good governce with accountability, rooting out corrupt practices and corruption, nepotism, peaceful coexistence among all sections of people and establishment of democratic norms. The manifesto highlighted the agenda of the party that will work for the rights and development of all communities, land pattas for the forest dwellers, setting up of bamboo technology and research centre, establishment of knowledge city, higher educatiol institutions in BTC region including technology institutes, medical, forest and contraction of Rabindra Bhavan in the head quarter town of BTC.