GUWAHATI, April 6 - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and MP Ramen Deka on Monday asserted that exercising franchise without any external interference is a constitutional right of the citizens of the country and he appealed to the electorate of Assam to analyse all pros and cons before casting their vote.
Addressing media persons here, Deka, who is also the national general secretary of the party, said that interference from any quarter in such a constitutional right of the citizens was illegal and unwarranted and he regretted that the saffron party has been directly targeted by a section in the country.
�Everyone has the right to make an assessment of the political parties and even vehemently criticize the political parties. But targeting one particular party just before the Assembly election and calling upon the voters not to support that party points to a conspiracy,� said Deka observing that today�s electorate is well informed and has acquired the capability to make an evaluation of the performance of the parties.
Deka also stated that the electorate has become more responsible over the years and has been evincing keen interest in the decision making process. �The people keep an eye on the parties and their activities. If they are not satisfied with the activities of the public representatives they will express their resentment through the ballot,� said Deka.
The senior BJP leader called upon the people of Assam not to get misled at this crucial hour when the political destiny of the State is set to be rewritten. �There has been no development in the State. The government failed to resolve the burning issues of the State. Corruption became the norm. Under such a prevailing situation, the people of Assam want a positive change,� said Deka once again urging the people to cast their vote for ushering positive development in the State.