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Newly-formed political party to take on BJP, Congress

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

JORHAT, May 4: Rashtriya Jankranti Party (RJP), a newly-formed political party in June, 2014 organized a press meet at the Jorhat Press Club at Jorhat on Monday to define party manifesto and features led by its tiol president Ramsevakanda Upadhya, State president Farooq Hazarika and State secretary Nitumoni Bhuyan.

In his statement, tiol president of RJP, Ramsevakanda Upadhya said, “We as a party are not hankering for power, status and neither have we aimed to occupy chairs. On the contrary we will serve the people by highlighting issues promised by other mainstream parties like the Congress and the BJP. However, we are not yet targeting the rendra Modi government as they had in the election campaign asked for seven months from the people, instead of the seven-year rule of the UPA-led Congress government. But that does not mean that we are pro-BJP. For us the number one rival in the Centre is BJP followed by Congress in the State, then BJP and last but not the least, AIUDF. We will challenge Modi in 2018. As such we will try to make the voice of the common people reach the power mongers ruling the Centre and the State.”

The tiol president further said, “Our party will contest all the 126 seats of the Assam Legislative Assembly and if we come to power we will try to solve the unemployment problem of the State, initiate talks with the ULFA, raise public awareness for small hydro dams in lieu of big dam projects, solar power. Besides, we will also raise our voice for total border seal with Bangladesh in a bid to solve the vexed Bangladeshi issue. And therefore under a fix program we have decided to tour the State of Assam in other to strengthen the block committees, gram panchayats and district-level booth committees.”

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