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Opposition in BTC to work with constructive outlook

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

KOKRAHAR, April 28: Opposition party in BTC, led by Rwngwra rzary of PCDR, on Tuesdaymade it clear that it would work with constructive outlook to establish transparency and good governce in the council.

Talking to media persons at BTC Assembly after the end of the session, rzary said the opposition party had a strength of 19 elected members from various parties which would play a vital role in establishing corruption-free and good governce. He said there had been no opposition in BTC in the last 10 years for which the ruling party worked as they wished and failed to meet the aspirations of the people. “We will work for the people with constructive policy and outlook,” he said.

rzary said the opposition party was looking forward for formation of Territorial Council Level Coordition Committee (TCLCC) and Village Council Development Committee (VCDC) in BTC with regard to the status of all elected MCLAs for ensuring their tural rights as elected representatives to look after all development affairs in their respective constituencies. He also said that the present council had 19 members in the opposition which was a sign of healthy democracy.

Ghashyam Das, MCLA from Jonogostiya Aikya Mancha said they wanted development of all people in the region. When asked about the stand of Oboro Suraksha Samity regarding their demand of exclusion of villages of non-Bodos from BTC, he said what happened in the past was past. He said, “We have decided to stop demanding scrapping of BTC accord and exclusion of non-Bodo villages from the council but this time we want to work for the development of these people.” Abdul Ali Mondal, MCLA from AIUDF said that people who lost their houses and other property during the commul riots in 2012 were still homeless and his party would take up this matter with the government.

All the 19 Opposition members on Tuesday met BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary at his official chamber under the leadership of Rwngwra rzary and submitted a memorandum with five-point charter of demands. They demanded that guideline set by BTC for constitution of TCLCC should be framed afresh and more clear and specific provisions about the appointment of the chairman and members should be inserted, every elected MCLA should be given right to head the TCLCC, the appointment of chairman should be done after due consultation with the MCLAs and appointment of political party functiories or portfolio holders should be avoided for such post and the selection of members should also be fair and proportiote. Mohilary said that he would look into these demands.

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