By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 21: Is election a festival? For a section of political workers and supporters the election is no less than a festival. A glaring example of this was the very look which Guwahati wore today on the sideline of filing of nomitions by a number of candidates of various political parties for the four constituencies in Kamrup (M) district.
Those who filed their nomition papers today include Himanta Biswa Sarma of the BJP from Jalukbari constituency, Siddhartha Bhattacharya of the BJP from Guwahati East, Atul Bora of the BJP from Dispur, Ramendra rayan Kalita of the AGP from Guwahati West, Akon Bora of the Congress from Dispur and others.
All these candidates were seen to have gone to the Kamrup (M) DC office in long processions comprising supporters, cultural troupes and others. The city wore a festive look with supporters shouting slogans and cultural troupes singing and playing percussion instruments. Traffic jams were seen on roads like MG Road, Andaram Baruah Road, Hem Baruah Road, GNB Road, etc.
It worth mentioning here that the Kamrup (M) Deputy Commissioner yesterday made a request to the party candidates to see that the banners, posters, water bottles etc., to be left behind by their respective workers and supporters should be cleaned by them. However, most of the candidates who filed their nomition papers today were seen to have ignored the plea of the Deputy Commission.
The Deputy Commissioner also made it a point that the candidates would not be allowed to shout slogans and go in processions on their way back home after filing their nomition papers. This stricture issued by the Deputy Commissioner was also not properly followed by some of the candidates and their supporters.