MUSHALPUR, April 4 � It is said that there are no permanent friends or rivals in politics. Reflecting the truth of this popular observation, Phalindra Basumatary, the BPF candidate and Banamali Boro, the BJP candidate for the No. 25 Baganpara BTCLAC in Baksa are seen slinging mud of allegations against each other in their campaigns these days.
Phalindra Basumatary, the BPF candidate for Baganpara BTC constituency had played the most important role in the victory of Banamali Boro, former EM of BTC, in both the two terms of the BPF. Banamali Boro joined the BJP following the BPF high-command�s uncertainty over issuing him the party ticket. With the voting day drawing near, the rival turned heavyweight candidates have intensified their campaigns with allegations and counter-allegations against each other.
Banamali Boro recently alleged that the BPF candidate and his supporters were terrifying the voters with guns. Reacting to this allegation, Phalindra Basumatary said that actually Banamali Boro had lost his sanity fearing an imminent defeat and had been trying to mislead the voters. He dared Banamali Boro to take the matter of possession of arms by him and the BPF supporters to police if it is true and also charged the BJP candidate of non-performance in the constituency as an EM as well as siphoning of public wealth in the last ten years . Whatever be the truth behind the allegations and counter-allegations, the vital issues of public interest have been pushed behind and the voters have been left with some vague promises.