BAKSA: "The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is a party of false promises. The BJP has come to power in the State by tempting people with false promises. It has not been able to give anything to the people. This time in Assam the Congress party-led Grand Alliance will definitely form the government with more than 70 seats. There is no doubt about it," said Bodoland People's Front (BPF) chief and former BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary while participating in a mass gathering as part of election campaign held at Barkhopa High School ground in Tamulpur subdivision town on Monday in support of BPF candidate Rangja Khungur Basumtary of No 58 Tamulpur assembly constituency.
He said, "The BJP wants to spread unrest among the people by dividing the people of Assam in the name of religion. The people understand this very well and this time the people will give a befitting reply to the BJP in the elections." He said that the BTC headed by the BPF party would be formed after the Congress-led Grand Alliance formed the government in Dispur. "Only after we form the government will all the problems related to land lease stake and land-buying be solved."
He also said that the problems related to land would be resolved at the office level of the subdivision or the circle officer. The former BPF chief also announced that unemployed youths would be interviewed and appointed at the district level on merit basis in 40 departments under the BTC. Mohilary also announced in the public meeting that a unique development council would be set up for every caste and community living in the BTC.
Mohilary criticized the BJP at the election campaign meeting chaired by former BTC executive member Maheshwar Basumtary, and said that the BJP would get only 25 to 30 seats this time.
Attending the meeting, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee secretary Apurba Bhattacharya said that this time as the BPF-Congress had come together, the grand alliance government was sure to be formed in Assam. He came down heavily on the BJP government for increasing prices of essential commodities and increasing electricity tariff. He said that if a grand alliance government was formed under the leadership of the Congress, 5 lakh unemployed youths would be given employment every year.
He also gave five guarantees, including increasing the daily wages of tea workers to Rs 365, and exempting electricity charges to 200 units. Addressing the meeting, Rangja Khugur Basumtari, a BPF candidate backed by the Grand Alliance, promised to continue his efforts in meeting the expectations of the people of the constituency. Former BTC executive member Maheswar Basumatary, MCLA Bijit Gaura Narzary, BPF leader Upen Basumatary, and other leaders were present in the meeting.
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