From our Correspondent
BONGAIGAON, March 17: “The BPF did nothing for the people of BTAD. That is why after 10 years of formation of BTAD, the region continues to remain undeveloped. During the first five years, the BPF did some work for the development of people but in the last five years, the BPF representatives only worked for their persol benefit. Hence all the leaders of BPF have become millioires in these 10 years,” alleged Mono Kumar Brahma, former president of Yuba Morch of BPF and former EM from BPF, at a mass meeting titled ‘Meet for change’ organized by the BJP at Kajalgaon bazaar area in Chirang district on Tuesday. Several leaders of BJP including State president Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Joyram Ingleng, president of ST Morcha of BJP, Rumi Goswami, State Secretary and MLA Ranjit Das were present in this meeting. More than 100 people from s other parties and organizations joined the BJP in this meeting.
Addressing the gathering, Siddhartha Bhattacharya said that this was the first time BJP was taking part in the BTAD election. “In previous two BTAD polls, we had not participated as we felt that the people who had struggled and agitated for a long time for formation of BTAD should get the chance to form their region as they want. We expected that they would dedicate themselves for the development of the BTAD region. But in these 10 years, they did nothing for the common people. So, we have decided to enter the field and work for the people of BTAD,” he said. He expressed confidence that his party would win most seats.
Reacting to Subramaniam Swami’s latest comments, Bhattacharya said that the State BJP had sent written complaint to the party high command regarding this matter. “This kind of leader creates problem for us by making comments without knowing local sentiments. But this was his persol opinion,” said Bhattacharya.