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CMSS, ATASU activists burn effigies of Himanta, Teli

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

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DIGBOI/Margherita, March 24 : Activists of Chhatra Mukti Sangram Samity (CMSS) and All Assam Tai Ahom Students’ Union (ATASU) greeted Himanta Biswa Sarma’s rally with black badges burnt effigies and shouted various slogans on Thursday at Lekhapani Tili near Dehing Patkai Stadium under 126 Margherita Legislative Assembly Constituency.

A host of high-profile BJP leaders of Assam including MP Rameswar Teli, Himanta Biswa Sarmah and Rajen Gohain had come to address the electorates of 126 Margherita LAC on behalf of their BJP candidate Bhaskar Sharma of Margherita. A huge rally was also conducted.

Meanwhile, the disgruntled student organizations staged demonstration along the road and shouted slogans against Sarma and Teli. Lakhya Jyoti Gogoi, the president of the Tinsukia district unit of CMSS, alleged that Himata Biswa Sarma was a corrupt leader himself and he had come to allure the innocent voters for the sake of one who had been allegedly involved in secret killings. According to him, former Congress MLA Pradyut Bordoloi had done nothing significant for the people of Margherita LAC in all these years but a stained person cannot be the substitute at the same time. CMSS, besides slamming the leaders, burnt the effigies of Rameswar Teli and Himanta Biswa Sarma to vent their latent and accumulated fury towards the BJP, terming it as commul and a threat to Assam’s progress.

Meanwhile, Tinsukia district unit of ATASU in the same vein flayed Teli and burnt his effigy for his recent biased statement and asked him to beg apology before the people. The agitators took to the streets which showed strong resentment towards the BJP and subsequently urged the people to vote consciously as voting based on temptation and tall promises might prove costly and invite days of commul terror in Assam.

According to them, the organizations would continue their crusade against the corrupt and biased leaders and obstruct their political meetings or rallies across Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts in all possible fronts through constitutiol mechanism. “The visit of Prime Minister rendra Modi will also face similar greetings from the common people,” they agitators added.

However, an open address of the BJP leaders in the stadium was noteworthy amidst huge gathering. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that BJP victory was but tural in Margherita. Beating his own trumpet and criticizing Congress leader Pradyut Bordoloi, Sarma assured land pattas to the small tea growers and exemption of 25 per cent extra tax on green tea leaves by the factory owners, if BJP comes to power in Assam.

Bhaskar Sharma, the BJP candidate of Margherita, sought the blessing of the electorates.

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