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Tribals of Assam to vote for development

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, April 2: With just two days to go for the Assembly elections in Assam, the political parties are trying to reach out to people across the state including the villagers and tribals.

Deuri and Mishing tribals of Deuri village in Assam are still devoid of the basic facilities, even in 2016.

There are few tribal women who have empire themselves and earn for the family by weaving business making traditiol Assamese clothes.

Manjula Deuri, who is one of the family members of a total of 10, makes cloth for her earning along with her mother-in-law.

Manjula is a tribal women but this time she is will not vote just for the sake of vote but wants development of her village.

“The new government should generate employment, open colleges for tribals. There should be college for our kids,” says Manjula.

Even the male counterparts of the village are not going to be get lured by promises this time around and will cast their votes to the deserving candidate who can bring development to the region.

“There is a dispensary near our village but we don’t have regular doctor here, the new govt must make doctors available every day,” said a tribal man while speaking ANI.

In Assam, polling for the first phase of polls will be held on April 4 for 65 seats. The scrutiny of nomition papers was held on March 19 and March 21 was the last date of withdrawal of nomitions.

Assam has a total of one crore 98 lakh voters. The Election Commission has announced two-phase voting for the 14th Assam assembly elections on April 4 and 11, while the votes will be counted on May 19. The tenure of the Tarun Gogoi led- Congress government comes to an end in June. (ANI)

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