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Congress has done lot of damage to Assam, time to uproot it: Jewel Oram

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  31 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

MANGALDAI, March 30: “With the motto of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikash’ initiated by Prime Minister rendra Modi, in Assam all the three political parties mely BJP, AGP and BPF got united in Assam only to uproot the corrupt Congress and to create a shining Assam with new ray of hope,” said Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Jewel Oram while addressing a largely attended election rally organized by the BPF at Dimakuchi Stadium in Panery LAC in Udalguri district -50 km to the north west from here.

The Union Minister was accompanied by BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary. He landed in the stadium in a private helicopter to launch campaign for the BPF candidate Kamali Basumatary. A gathering of more than 10,000 people from the cross-section of the society including Adivasi, Bodo, Bengali, religious minority community and Assamese community attended the rally only to extend their support to the BPF. District-level leaders of BJP, AGP and BPF also attended the rally. Coming down heavily on the Congress, the Union Minister strongly criticized the Congress government which had ruled the State for the last 15 years for their failure to construct roads, school buildings and appreciated the leadership of Hagrama Mohilary for bringing a total change in the region.

“The Congress has already done a lot of damage to Assam in the development spheres and it is the high time to uproot the Congress in the State only to bring a total change,” added Jewel Oram. He also made it clear that after the model code of conduct is over, the Union Government would grant ST status to all the three ethnic tribes in Assam.

Addressing the rally, Parliamentarian Biswajit Daimary described Congress candidate of the constituency Durga Das Boro as the seasol cuckoo which is the harbinger of the arrival of the Rongali Bihu as he is seen in his home constituency only at the time election. “Imagine the pathetic scerio of Assam, particularly of the BTC areas, without roads, school buildings and other infrastructure till the BPF came into power in the BTC and the BPF is committed for all-round development of the region with the motto of ‘Equal right, Equal development’,” said Biswajit Daimary.

BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary in his speech expressed his confidence that BPF-BJP- AGP alliance would get 72 to 80 seats in the State assembly in this election to form the government.

Significantly, publicity secretary of All Adivasi Students’ Association of Assam (AASAA) Francis Chermoko and vice-president Rajen Horo addressed the election rally and extended their full support to the BJP-AGP-BPF alliance. BPF candidate for Panery LAC Kamali Basumatary in her short speech appealed to all sections to cast their votes in favour of BPF only to form a corruption-free government in the State.

Executive Member of BTC Jagadish Sarka, BPF leader Keshab Chandra Deka and other office bearers of BPF also attended the rally

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