TANGLA: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and United People's Party-Liberal (UPPL) are banking on the anti-incumbency factor to oust the Hagrama Mohilary-led Bodoland People's Front (BPF) in Udalguri district in the forthcoming assembly election.
While Udalguri LAC will witness a two-cornered contest between BPF leader and Assam cabinet minister Rihon Daimary and BTC deputy CEM and UPPL candidate Gobindo Basumatary, the Panery LAC will also witness a two-cornered contest between Rajya Sabha MP and BJP candidate, Biswajit Daimary and BPF candidate Karuna Kanta Swargiary.
In Kalaigaon LAC, it will be a four-cornered contest between BJP candidate Madhu Ram Deka and BPF candidate Durga Das Boro, who has also been backed by the Indian National Congress and AIUDF, Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) candidate Jadav Saikia and former student leader and independent candidate Kamal Chowdhury. In Mazbat LAC, it will be a two-cornered contest between BPF candidate and sitting MLA Charan Boro and BJP candidate Jitu Kishan.
"The anti-incumbency factor that the BPF has cultivated against itself by not working for the people will definitely help us. People are batting for change and will vote for BJP-UPPL candidates," said UPPL candidate of Udalguri, Gobindo Basumatary. "The people of Indo-Bhutan border villages are grappling with issues like water supply, unemployment, healthcare, education and I will address them if voted to power," said Paneri BJP candidate Biswajit Daimary. He also asserted that Udalguri district with its mesmerizing landscapes and attractive sites like Bhairabkunda and Bornadi Wildlife Sanctuary, had enormous untapped potential, which if explored would bring in domestic and international tourists and this could help resolved the unemployment problem in the region.
Kalaigaon AJP candidate Jadav Saikia exuded confidence of emerging victorious and asserted that people of the State would vote for regional parties as only a regional party would give priority to addressing the problems faced by the people of State. "If voted to power, I will address the issue of education, potable drinking water and unemployment in the region," he added.