KOKRAJHAR: As the State Election Commission declared the date of the 4th BTC poll on April 4, different political parties have intensified electioneering campaign in every nook and corner to woo the voters with promises for development and change in the society.
Attending a huge public meeting at Gurubhasa in Chirang district, the president of the UPPL, Pramod Boro said the people of the region wanted a change with alternative government in BTC. He said earlier the party had fought in the election with the support of a single community due to lack of base from other communities. But this year, every community had come forward to extend support to UPPL seeking alternative government. He said many leaders and supporters of different political parties and organizations had joined the UPPL in the recent past and many more were coming forward to defeat the BPF.
Boro said some leaders had been misleading the people by saying that the BTR Accord had nothing new and it was not the comprehensive accord for the Bodos. He said the poll-centric views of certain leaders were baseless and people did not need certificate from them whether the BTR Accord was good or bad as the Prime Minister had come to the grand mass gathering and welcome ceremony in Kokrajhar on February 7 and said the Accord was a very good accord to fulfil the aspirations of the people of the region. He also said that the Union Home Minister also hailed the 3rd Bodo Accord and said it was a comprehensive accord.
The UPPL president said their party would emphasize on the socio-economic development of all underprivileged persons like farmers, daily wage labourers, weavers, vendors, firewood sellers, petty traders and traditional liquor sellers with alternative livelihood. He said there had been many opportunities to extend financial help to SHGs as the Government of India had been pumping in financial support for their livelihood. He also said they would look into the unemployment problem and try to sustain poor families by providing livelihood schemes if they came to power.
Over 500 members from BPF, AIUDF and other organizations, including different factions of the disbanded NDFB, joined the UPPL at Gurubhasa. Boro welcomed them with Aronai in the joining ceremony.
Earlier, the UPPL president held a public meeting at Dologaon in Salakati under the aegis of Salakati Block UPPL. Before that he visited ‘Narji Bwrai’ and ‘Narji Buri’ temple in Salakati hills and offered prayers. He was accompanied by other party leaders.