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Congress leader Pradip Dutta Roy joins BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Aug 2015 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT

SILCHAR, Aug 25: Ahead of assembly elections due to be held next year in the state, Pradip Dutta Roy, former Congress leader, has decided to join BJP. Speaking to the media-persons at the conference hall of a hotel here today, he said that the Congress High Command has forgotten the importance of grass root workers and leaders. In Congress, priority is given to dystic rule. He pointed out it started from the time of Nehru and even today it continues. It is just to save a family that Congress leaders of Delhi have concentrated themselves.

Dutta Roy cited in Assam, the father-son duo of Tarun Gogoi and Gaurav Gogoi and in this valley it is the Dev family starting from Satindra Mohan Dev to Sontosh Mohan Dev, Bithika Dev and now Sushmita Dev ruling the roost. Even after giving 30 years of his life in the service of people as a dedicated Congress worker, he has never got any recognition or appreciation from the party. Ultimately, with painful experiences, he took the fil decision of quitting the party in January 2015 as there is no interl democracy in Congress.

Dutta Roy to a question of media asserted BJP is not a commul party as is being propagated by its adversaries, mainly Congress, which has always adopted and ruled the country by its policy of ‘divide and rule’. rendra Modi led Government, he said, is working since day one for the welfare of people of the country irrespective of caste, creed and community. Minorities, he added to say, in different states have come out to support Modi and his government and the elections are the examples.

Dutta Roy made it clear he joined BJP not for his self-aggrandizement but to work for the development of this valley and its people. On the growing tentacles of Maoism in Assam, he said its expanding network would bring disaster for the state if it was not routed out now. He pointed out the state government should upgrade and streamline its intelligence wing to work effectively to monitor the movement of Maoists and curb their growing influence before it is too late.

Mentioning the factors behind leaning towards Maoism by tea tribes and other groups of the tea belts, he explained the tea workers are mostly from backward regions of Jharkhand, Odisha and Chattisgarh who came here long ago to work and are vulnerable to Maoist ideology mainly due to their socio-economic exploitation and suppression.

The hue and cry over NRC update process, he said there is no illegal migrant in this valley and leaders of some political groups are unnecessarily creating fear among the people by indulging in a sort of dirty game. Dutta Roy was also the founder president of All Cachar-Karimganj-Hailakandi Students’ Association (ACKHSA). Others present by his side included Jhalak Deb, president, Sanju Dey, vice president, Abhijit Bhattacharjee, general secretary, Pik Bhattacharjee, assistant general secretary, Promod Srivastava, Rajib Shome, advisors, of ACKHSA.

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