SILCHAR, April 1 - With campaigning for the first phase of Assembly elections coming to an end on April 2, there was a flurry of activity by different political parties across Cachar district today.
Top leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is treating the elections as an opportunity to dethrone the Congress Government from ending its misrule in Assam, were seen busy campaigning for the party candidates in different constituencies of the district.
The Congress has in the meantime accelerated campaigning with several veteran leaders visiting every nook and corner of the constituencies and seeking votes for their candidates. Other political parties, including AIUDF, CPM and SUCI are also reaching out to the voters to convince them with their development plans.
In Silchar, BJP candidate and sitting MLA Dilip Kumar Paul was seen moving around on foot to meet the people and woo them. �I am hopeful that people of Silchar will once again bless me to speak for them in the Assembly and BJP will form the next Government,� a confident looking Dilip Paul said.
On the other hand, Bithika Dev, the Congress candidate from Silchar who was not much in the thick of action so far, was seen among the youths speeding up the campaign trail.
Targeting the BJP, Dev said, �realisation of a dream is not a public relations exercise, the outcry and anger over the delay of the broadgauge must not shift our focus from the 21 months of inaction on completion of the Mahasadak.� Silchar MP and daughter of Bithika Dev, Susmita Dev was also actively motivating the voters.
Similarly, AIUDF supremo Badruddin Ajmal also addressed public meetings at Kalian and Fulertal within the district.