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AKRSU launches anti-Cong campaign

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, March 28 � The All Koch Rajbonshi Students� Union (AKRSU), which claims to have influence in 37 Assembly constituencies of Assam, has started an anti-Congress campaign by holding public meetings in all the district headquarters of the state in a phased manner in the run-up to the elections to the Assam Legislative Assembly.

AKRSU president Biswajit Roy told The Assam Tribune that each of 37 constituencies of the state has 30,000 or more Koch Rajbonshi voters and they can play a deciding role in the elections. He said that the AKRSU started holding public meetings in the district headquarters of the state on March 7 to mobilize the masses against the Congress.

Roy said that the student body decided to target the Congress as its main enemy as the party failed to play any positive role to ensure implementation of the demand for granting the status of scheduled tribe to the Koch Rajbonshi community during its ten years in power and the party only made false promises time and again. He said that the UPA Government at the Centre also failed to play any positive role in this regard.

The AKRSU president said that the other parties like the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should also make their stand clear on the demand for ST status to the Koch Rajbonshi community. He said that at a recent meeting with the AKRSU, the leaders of the BJP promised ST status to the community if voted to power in the next general elections, but �we have not yet decided whether to extend support to the party in the Assembly polls.� He revealed that the executive meeting of the AKRSU would be held on March 30 and a decision on supporting any party or candidate in the polls would be taken at that meeting.

Roy said that Trinamool Congress also sought the student body�s support with the promise to raise their issue in the Parliament and to deal with the problem of suppression of the people of the community in West Bengal.

The AKRSU president said that none of the parties managed to give adequate representation to the people belonging to the Koch Rajbonshi community while selecting candidates and there is every possibility of formation of a new political party before the 2016 State Assembly polls.

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AKRSU launches anti-Cong campaign

GUWAHATI, March 28 � The All Koch Rajbonshi Students� Union (AKRSU), which claims to have influence in 37 Assembly constituencies of Assam, has started an anti-Congress campaign by holding public meetings in all the district headquarters of the state in a phased manner in the run-up to the elections to the Assam Legislative Assembly.

AKRSU president Biswajit Roy told The Assam Tribune that each of 37 constituencies of the state has 30,000 or more Koch Rajbonshi voters and they can play a deciding role in the elections. He said that the AKRSU started holding public meetings in the district headquarters of the state on March 7 to mobilize the masses against the Congress.

Roy said that the student body decided to target the Congress as its main enemy as the party failed to play any positive role to ensure implementation of the demand for granting the status of scheduled tribe to the Koch Rajbonshi community during its ten years in power and the party only made false promises time and again. He said that the UPA Government at the Centre also failed to play any positive role in this regard.

The AKRSU president said that the other parties like the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should also make their stand clear on the demand for ST status to the Koch Rajbonshi community. He said that at a recent meeting with the AKRSU, the leaders of the BJP promised ST status to the community if voted to power in the next general elections, but �we have not yet decided whether to extend support to the party in the Assembly polls.� He revealed that the executive meeting of the AKRSU would be held on March 30 and a decision on supporting any party or candidate in the polls would be taken at that meeting.

Roy said that Trinamool Congress also sought the student body�s support with the promise to raise their issue in the Parliament and to deal with the problem of suppression of the people of the community in West Bengal.

The AKRSU president said that none of the parties managed to give adequate representation to the people belonging to the Koch Rajbonshi community while selecting candidates and there is every possibility of formation of a new political party before the 2016 State Assembly polls.