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Civic Polls: BJP president calls for end to Congress misrule

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 Feb 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Special Correspondent

SILCAHR, February7: State BJP President Siddhartha Bhattacharjee who is on a two day visit of Barak Valley to drum–up support for the party candidates contesting for the elections to the municipal boards and town committees on Monday. He has been addressing public meetings and also media–persons at different places to explain why BJP should take over reins of power of the civic bodies. He said during the Congress rule of years, the benefits of various developmental schemes for improving the civic services have not reached the people due mainly to the corrupt practices.

After extensive campaigning in Brahmaputra Valley and now in this valley, Bhattacharjee said his interactions with cross–sections of people have brought out the glaring fact that they want change and BJP alone can play a decisive and crucial role. He was also confident the change is inevitable in Assam. According to him, the party has fielded 745 candidates to stake their claims for the civic bodies and town committees. The prospect of many of them are bright. The state President said this while interacting with the jourlists of the print and electronic media here today in the party office at Itkhola.

The BJP state President added to say that with the installation of rendra Modi Government at the Centre, town and municipal boards if formed by his party would be able to procure enough funds for development works and improve the existing civic services, so long entrenched in widespread corruptions of Congress. It need no repetition that the Tarun Gogoi Government has earned the dubious distinction of being most corrupt and being disillusioned citizens want to rid themselves of the suffocating situation. On Friday, Bhattacharjee addressed an election rally of the party in the very heartland of Gautom Roy, former minister, and gave the clarion call to end ‘parivaar–tantra’.

Uble to match the oratory and strength of BJP, Congress leaders in particular have been indulging in mud–slinging, accusing the party of dividing people of north–east on the basis of language and ethnic identity. The state President dubbed it as a desperation of Congress and their smear–campaign against their party is just to create confusion among the people. Claiming no bias or prejudice on linguistic and racial ground, he said while in Barak Valley, BJP leaders from Brahmaputra Valley speak in Bengali in contrast to that of the Congress and AGP leaders.

With no real issue in hand, opposition parties have been scoffing at the declaration of BJP to make Silchar a ‘smart–city’. He asserted it is no myth as it has got the approval of the NDA Government and time will speak of it. Speaking about the glorious tradition and heritage of Silchar municipal board, he said great persolities and lumiries who once adored the chairmanship are no more remembered. During the Congress misrule of the last five years in particular, the only thing that the citizens of this town have seen is the frequent change of chairman and vice–chairman with no development work. The Board has been the epicentre of power politics.

It will be the end of corruptions, misgovernce, chaos and stagnt development once the Boards elected by people are taken over by BJP. His party, as Siddhartha Bhattacharjee said, would focus on the problems faced by the tax–payers and stress on their specific solutions by utilizing the development funds in their right perspective. It was his hope and expectation that the next boards of Silchar, Hailakandi and Karimganj and committees of Lala and Lakhipur would be formed by BJP. At the press meet were also present Kaushik Rai, district party president, Kabindra Purkayastha, former Union Minister and MP, Dilip Paul, MLA, Dr. Rajdeep Roy, Deepayan Chakraborty, town committee president, and other leaders.

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