BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, February 19: The Kalpurush Purnga Panjika, a highly regarded Assamese almac based on the movement of planets and stars, for the year 2015, has predicted some interesting developments that are likely to change the political scerio of the State.
The Panjika, which was launched at the Guwahati Press Club on Thursday, predicts that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will not be in a position to lead the party in the next year’s Assembly elections, even if he wishes to do so.
Pulin Chandra Deva Sarma, the astrologer of the Panjika, predicts that the dissident leaders, who are now lying low, will grew more powerful in the coming days and put the ruling party in further trouble. “Given the ruling party’s present situation, many grassroots level workers and leaders will leave the party,” it states.
The almac makes one thing clear that no party will get absolute majority in the 2016 Assembly elections in the State but the BJP will gain more and the Congress witness further downslide in its popularity.
Interestingly, the Panjika predicts that the BJP, the AIUDF and BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary are most likely to join hands based on the outcomes of the next year’s Assembly polls.
A new political party will be floated in the State, which will become popular but not be in a position to form the government, the almac also predicts.
On social issues, the Panjika predicts that crime rates will increase in the State. “Artificial flood problem will make the people of Guwahati suffer more this year. Prices of essential commodities will also increase further.”
In the ongoing movement against the 2000MW Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Project located along the Assam-Aruchal Pradesh border, according to the almac, some people will lose their lives.
Police atrocities against protestors will rise and the government will take much tougher stand against militant groups active in the State, it adds.
According to the Kalpurush Purnga Panjika, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) will become more popular and the update work of the tiol Registrar of Citizens (NRC) for the State will gather momentum.