Internal intrigue ALLEGED
Silchar: After more than twelve days of polling for Silchar Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate, Dr Rajdeep Roy, was face to face with media persons at party headquarters in Silchar last evening to share with them both his sweet and sour experiences. Sweet, people have voted for him irrespective of caste and creed and he is on winning turf. Sour, his arch-rival of Congress, Sushmita Dev, went for the communal campaign to consolidate Muslim votes. He has impeccable evidence to say she visited masjids after masjids and held meetings to garner the support of minority community. Still sour as he said there had been internal intrigue in his own party to upset his apple cart. But, nothing could stop him from victory.
Dr Rajdeep Roy looked a bit shocked to say the centre of intrigue within his own party was Silchar. He has field reports to suggest attempts have been made by these saffron elements to defame him and his profession as well as his methods of politics. He was least worried by such calumny and calumnious whispering. He might send a confidential report to state party President Ranjit Das.
Sushmita Dev, who is also more than confident of his victory due to the reported swing of Muslim votes in her favour and the absence of any AIUDF candidate in the fray, became his bête noir for attack. Dr Rajdeep Roy scoffed at her for filing PIL in the Supreme Court, alleging a violation of model code of conduct when the fourth round of polling was in process. This is an indication of the sense of diffidence at the prospect of his party facing debacle at the hustings.
Dr Roy did not stop here. He went to the extent of accusing Sushmita of alluring Muslim votes and going all hog for the communal campaign in all the seven constituencies of Silchar Lok Sabha seat. Voters have not been swayed by such tactics. Rather, they have exercised their franchise freely and fairly. Their fate is sealed in EVMs and on the ‘D’ day, everything will be clear, he pointed out. Dr Roy did not forget to express his gratitude and thanks to all the party workers from booth to mandal and district level for their tireless hard work for him. The optimism about his success with big margin stemmed from the high percentage of votes (80%) polled.
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