DHUBRI, April 20 - After the second phase of Lok Sabha election, almost all the leading political parties that are contesting for the 4-Dhubri HPC seat are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee�s party Trinamool Congress, with issues like NRC, D-voter and CAB, is trying to set its foot in Assam through the Dhubri seat. Banerjee not only visited the constituency herself to promote her candidate NI Choudhary recently, but has also deployed Bengali film actress Nusrat Jahan and Rajya Sabha MP Dr Santanu Sen on Friday to attract the voters and address rallies for party�s candidate.
It may be mentioned that Bengali films are watched regularly in this part of the state. �Ours is the only party that opposed the CAB and stood with the people whose name did not appear in the final draft of the NRC. Our party and our government is always by the side of the deprived section in Assam,� said Sen.
In the meantime, BJP workers were going door-to-door on behalf of their allied party, i.e., AGP candidate for the seat, namely Jabed Islam, to ensure that no one gets confused due to the absence of their party symbol and also to ensure that their core electors vote for the AGP with equal enthusiasm.
The BJP also organised a number of election rallies to promote the AGP candidate in almost all the areas of the ten Assembly constituencies. In one of his election rallies, Minister for Welfare of Minorities Ranjit Dutta recounted all the schemes the BJP government, at the Centre as well as in the state, has brought for the minorities and slammed the Congress and the AIUDF for using the minorities only as a vote bank.
�The BJP is the most unbiased party as far as religion is concerned. It has not only seriously thought about development of minority-dominated areas like Dhubri with upcoming mega projects like the medical college, but it has also worked for the educational development of minority people. The BJP government will soon build model residential schools and three colleges for minority girls,� added Dutta.
The candidate of Indian National Congress party Abu Taher Bepari who was initially less active with electioneering in the constituency and projecting an idea that �he was unsure about his win,� however, suddenly became active by organising all kinds of political activities after the second phase of election.
The Congress candidate since the end of the second phase of Lok Sabha election not only participated in a number of rallies and road shows, but is also planning to bring in star campaigners to woo the voters.
However, even if thousands throng the election rallies, people are yet to make up their minds on whom to elect. The educated masses have also complained that this time election in the district has not gained the level of seriousness that it should have.
�We can see only blame game and tall but hollow claims by the political parties. No one is talking about the local issues of this area, which is one of the most backward areas within the country,� rued Amitabh Chakraborty, a senior journalist, who also advised thus: �This is high time the people should not be swayed by emotion and sentiments for a particular party, but vote wisely for our collective future.�