MANGALDAI: “The BJP, like the Congress, has also failed to fulfil the aspirations and expectations of the people of Assam. Contrary to the high expectations of the people of the State, the BJP also failed to declare the flood situation and erosion as a national problem. The national parties are functioning at the dictates of New Delhi or Nagpur and the regional political parties of the State have also failed to maintain their regional character and have already bowed down before the national parties,” said Executive Member for Transport, Cooperation and Soil Conservation of BTC, Jagadish Sarkar while taking part in a jam-packed meeting of the workers and activists of BPF at Kalaigaon in Udalguri district on Saturday. The meeting was organized by Mudoibori Block Committee of BPF to welcome more than 160 prominent social activists and activists of different political parties, including a large number of women activists to BPF as primary members of the BPF.
Reiterating the commitment of the BPF for the people of the BTAD areas irrespective of language, caste and religion, Jagadish Sarkar said that the BPF was the only regional political party to be governed by the people in grassroots level. “The BPF has been maintaining a zero-tolerance towards corruption and few days back, the president of a VCDC was removed on the charge of corruption in development works. The BPF believes the motto of ‘sharing and caring’ with equal status and honour to all members, irrespective of their position in the party,” he added. Coming down heavily on the previous governments for their failure to undertake development activities in the areas under BTAD, he also claimed that it was only because of the BPF that the development activities had been expedited in the BTAD area.
In the meeting, former Headmaster of Bholabari High School, Keshab Saharia, leading women activists Bijuli Das and Dhairyya Devi and Congress activist Subhash Barman along with a large number of women activists officially joined the BPF and took the pledge to extend their service in the organizational activities of the BPF. The joining of the new members has been termed as a major achievement for the BPF in view of the ensuing election for Council Legislative Assembly.