A CORRESPONDENT DUDHNOI:
Hagrama Mohilary Criticises BJP: Former BTC chief and Bodoland People's Front (BPF) supremo Hagrama Mohilary, while campaigning for INC candidate Jadab Swargiary, said that this time the Dudhnoi constituency would see the end of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In fact, he added that there would be no BJP in Dispur this time and a Congress-led alliance would form the government in the State.
A huge election meeting of the Indian National Congress (INC) was held on Thursday at Dudhnoi Public Ground. Speaking at the meeting, Mohilary said that the BJP government divided people on religious lines by creating discrimination among castes and communities. But the Congress party was looking to remove the discrimination among all castes and communities in Assam, he said. "The BJP government has been playing with the emotions of the Rabha people by saying that they will include Rabha Hasong in the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution for the last five years. But this issue will be solved only after the Congress-led alliance forms the government," said the BPF president.
He also promises that initiatives would be taken to address the issue of ST status of six communities. "The BJP government has been cheating the people by breaking various promises made to the people of Assam," he added. He expressed confidence that the Congress-led alliance would form the government in Assam on May 2 with 70 seats. Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, Maharashtra's MLA Amit Zonak and several Congress leaders were present.