KOKRAJHAR, March 8 � The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will field candidates in all the seats in the ensuing Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls scheduled for April next.
This was announced by BJP State president Siddartha Bhattacharyya while addressing a huge gathering at the �Paribartan Samabesh� organised by the party at the Daimalu field here today.
In the function more than 22 high-profile leaders of BPF, ABSU, AGSU, ex-BLT and other leading organizations, besides 20,000 new entrants of the area, joined the BJP here today. The leaders include the EM of BTC, Mono Kumar Brahma, organising secretary, Kokrajhar District BPF, Bibhuti Bargayary, MCLA of Harisinga, Kartik Boro, ex-MLA, Parmeswar Brahma, founder of BPF women�s wing and chairperson of BRAWFED, Malati Rani Narzary, and Raj Kr Brahma.
Bhattacharya alleged that the during the last 10 years, the BTC administration has totally failed to come out with a clean image to fulfil the hopes and aspirations of the people of this area. There have been several instances of inequalities, disparities and lack of good governance under the present administration, which have made this area nothing but a place of conflict and under-
development, he said.
Bhattacharyya stated that the BJP would strive to bring order in the area through a massive people�s mandate in the coming BTC election, with a commitment to good governance and development for implementing Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s vision of �Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas�.
Speaking on the occasion, Central Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, while terming the �Paribartan Samabesh� as a historic occasion, reaffirmed people�s confidence in the BJP and expressed gratitude to the people for turning up at the venue from far-flung places overcoming various odds. Sonowal also said that the presence of such a large number of people has proved beyond doubt that they are looking for a change in governance and establish a new era of peace and development in this region.
The Union Minister, meanwhile, announced that the existing SAI Complex at Kathalguri in Kokrajhar would be modernised and converned into a sophisticated centre for sports to provide adequate facilities for the talented players of this region. He appealed to the people to remain alert and give no space to illegal migrants to settle down in the area.