SILCHAR, March 17 - The office enclave of Cachar district administration was abuzz with activity today as Congress and BJP candidates filed their nomination papers for the ensuing Assembly elections.
Candidates of Bharatiya Janata Party for all the seven constituencies of Cachar district submitted their nomination papers today. Among those who filed nominations include sitting MLA from Silchar Dilip Kumar Paul, former MLA of Dholai constituency Parimal Suklabaidya, Aminul Haque Laskar from Sonai constituency, Kishore Nath from Borkhola constituency, Amar Chand Jain from Katigorah constituency, Mihir Kanti Shome from Udharbondh constituency and Thoiba Singh from Lakhipur constituency.
Congress candidate from Lakhipur constituency Rajdeep Goala, son of former minister late Dinesh Prasad Goala also filed his nomination. Two candidates contesting elections Independently also submitted their nominations.
Later talking to the media, Rajdeep Goala said that he will mainly look to carry forward the pace of development in his constituency. Stating that the BJP candidate is not a factor for him, Rajdeep said, �Let the BJP candidate manage his own party members first. He can reach out to the people later. I am confident about victory.�
Reacting to this challenge, Thoiba Singh said that people of Lakhipur will give a suitable reply in the form of ballots.
On the other hand, Parimal Suklabaidya, who is contesting for the sixth time from Dholai constituency said that his mission will be to put Dholai back on the track of development. In his words, Dholai has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in the past five years. �My constituency has witnessed inhuman torture in the form of political murders in the past. I am not a tall talker but if elections were to be held tomorrow, BJP would stamp its victory with a thumping margin,� Suklabaidya claimed.
Interestingly, targeting the Congress candidate Bithika Dev, Silchar MLA Dilip Kumar Paul said that BJP believes in Indian culture and respects veteran individuals. �It would be wise for people over 65 years to think about pilgrimage, not politics,� Dilip said. Asked about whom he feels to be his strongest competitor, Dilip said that had Tamal Kanti Banik been the Congress candidate, he would have thrown a challenge. It is to be mentioned that Bithika Dev and other Congress candidates will submit their nominations on March 18.