KALGACHIA, April 8 � In this election, the people will oust the Congress party from entire Barpeta district, which has meted out inhuman atrocities on thousands of minority people and killed four innocent people who had assembled in Barpeta town last year under the banner of AAMSU demanding removal of drawbacks from the NRC update work.
The three constituencies � Jania, Baghbar and Sarukshetry will be won by the AIUDF and the Opposition will win the other constituencies.
The above was claimed by AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal at a huge public meeting held at Jania�s Balikuru Bazar on April 3. Criticising Jania�s Congress MLA Abdul Khaleque, Ajmal said Khaleque has freezed development works by misappropriating the lion�s share of crores of rupees allotted for the LAC by the Central Govt. So, in the ensuing election Khaleque�s box will go blank, he ridiculed. He also stated that steps would be taken in future to prepare a correct NRC in the State and industries would be set up in Jania for solving the unemployment problem. In the meeting AIUDF nominated candidate for Jania Hafiz Rafiqul Islam in his speech stated that Jania MLA Abdul Khaleque in his five year tenure siphoned off crores of rupees from different schemes in the name of the constituency development.
Particularly, he plundered the lion�s share of eight crore rupees released for protecting erosion caused by Beki river at Kamarpara, Bardanga and Guileza area, Islam pointed out. Chaired by Barpeta district AIUDF president Mazibar Rahman Khan, the meeting was also addressed by vice-president of the party�s State committee Mufti Abdul Hoque, youth committee president Aminul Islam, secretary of State Mahila Morcha Shajida Choudhuri, Kalgachia ZPC member Khan Zakir Hussain and Haladhiya ZPC member Shohidul Islam. The meeting was attended by over 20,000 people.
On the other hand, in order to conduct election campaign for CPM-nominated candidate for Jania, Abdul Karim Bhuyan, veteran leftist leader and Tripura CM Manik Sarkar participated in a vast public meeting which was held at Kalgachia Civil Hospital ground on that very day under the chairmanship of local leftist leader Moinul Hoque.
In his speech Sarkar levelled charges against the Congress saying that Congress is a party of the capitalists as it takes fund from them to conduct its election lavishly for which Cong hikes prices of commodities according to their dictation. He alleged that the Cong-led UPA Govt has created a major problem for the unemployed youths as it has abolished 42 lakh Govt posts. Though the Cong is beating the lattered drum of development, massive corruption in all aspects have engulfed life in society, Sarkar alleged.
During the period of UPA Govt in the Centre, the biggest scams like 2-G spectrum, Commonwealth Games scandals etc have taken place. Under such a crucial situation, for the sake of checking all such scams and corruption and on behalf of working for the poor and the under-privileged class, he urged the voters to cast their votes for the CPM candidates.
At a time when it was speculated in pre-poll assessment that this time Assam will witness a hung Assembly, the House needs CPM representation to fight against corruption, Sarkar remarked. In the meeting CPM Assam State secretary Uddhav Barman and the party�s Jania candidate Abdul Karim Bhuyan urged all sections of people to exercise their right to vote against corruption. The meeting was attended by around 5000 people.
On the other hand, another public meetings was held on the same day at Jania�s Jamerkur village by the Congress party, which was presided over by Barpeta district Cong committee president Abdul Hamid.
Landing at the venue by helicopter, APCC president Bhubneswar Kalita in his speech claimed that this time the Congress will be able to form the Government in the State unilaterally by gaining a clear mandate from the people. He also claimed that the Congress will win all the LAC seats falling under Barpeta district. Kalita urged the voters of Jania to cast their votes in favour of the Congress candidate for the sake of all-round development.