MUSHALPUR, April 8 - The Baksa district committee of the All Assam Students� Union has appealed to the electorate here to cast conscience votes. In a press release, Amarendra Pathak, secretary of the AASU unit, urged the people to elect candidates with clean images who will safeguard the rights of the indigenous people, protect the culture and tradition of Assam and help in the formation of a transparent Government in the State.
Tamulpur LAC: A total of 1,77,240 voters will decide the fate of nine candidates in the Tamulpur LAC. They include 93,438 male and 83,802 female voters who will exercise their franchise in 232 polling stations. There are 2,000 D-voters. Out of 232 polling stations, 60 are very sensitive and 63 are sensitive. Kishan Kumar Sarma, Returning Officer and SDO, Tamulpur, and Asif Ahmed, SDPO, Tamulpur, have taken necessary measures to ensure peaceful polls in the district.
BPF office: An election office of the Bodoland People�s Front (BPF) was opened at Charaimari near Mushalpur recently. Opening the office, Thaneswar Basumatary, BPF candidate for Chapaguri LAC, appealed to the voters to elect him so that he could carry out development works in the constituency. Moon Singh Brahma, former MCLA of Dihira BTCLA, BPF central leader Joylal Pokhrel and Ghanashyam Sarma were also present on the occasion.
Hagrama criticised: �The terms �Boro� and �Oboro� (non-Boro) were never used in the past when �Bodofa� Upendra Nath Brahma led a mass movement of the Bodos with the support of other ethnic communities and Urkhao Gwra Brahma resumed it. Ethnic misunderstanding has surfaced recently in the BTAD due to the divisive policies and misrule of the Hagrama Mohilary-led BPF,� stated Pramod Boro, ABSU president, while addressing a poll meeting at Dihira in favour of UPP candidate Hitesh Basumatary for Chapaguri (ST) LAC recently.
He criticised the BPF president for his alleged attacks on the family members of his critics. Speaking on developmental issues, Pramod Boro said that every UPP candidate would be bound to be in their constituencies for at least 15 a month, directly communicating with the people and monitoring the proper implementation of government schemes through village-level development committees. He added that the UPP has the support for the creation of Gorkha Autonomous Satellite Council and other development issues of the Adivasis, Saranias and other ethnic groups. Hitesh Basumatary, the UPP candidate, urged the people to �put an end to the rule of terror by the BPF� by exercising their franchise.
Sansuma Khungur Bwismuthiary, former Lok Sabha member, stated that a grand opportunity was given to Hagrama Mohilary by the BTAD people as a signatory to the BTC Accord to uplift their condition, but he has miserably failed to fulfil his commitments and is bound to get the result in this election. The meeting was conducted by UPP leader Lekhnath Guragain.