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Non-BJP parties accept people�s verdict

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 16 � Non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opposition political parties of the State today accepted the verdict of the people which resulted in the overwhelming victory of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in the general elections.

Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president and former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said, �We have accepted the people�s verdict. Being annoyed with the misrule of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre, the common people of the country desperately wanted a change of guard in Delhi and this resulted in the routing of the Congress and the landslide victory of the BJP-led NDA.�

Explaining the performance of his party in the general elections, he said as a regional political party the AGP cannot emerge a viable alternative to the Congress at the Centre. And this has made the voters of the State opt for the BJP, he argued.

Moreover, he said social networking had an impact on the new generation of the voters.

However, irrespective of the defeat in the general elections, the AGP members have been asked to dedicate themselves in strengthening the party from the grass root level and to prepare it for the 2016 Assembly elections, he said.

CPI-M State Committee secretary and its Central Committee member Uddhav Barman said the anti-people policies of the Congress-led Government at the Centre effected a polarization among the voters and the BJP used this schism very effectively its favour.

The media also played an anti-Congress role and facilitated a favourable condition for the making of a Modi wave, said the CPI-M leader.

CPI State Committee secretary in-charge Dambaru Bora said popular ire against Congress misrule and failure of the leaders of the Third Front to project a viable alternative led to the impressive electoral success of the BJP and its allies in the general elections.

Samajwadi Party State unit president HRA Choudhury, while welcoming the people�s mandate, expressed the hope that the new Government at the Centre would take care of the problems facing the NE region, particularly Assam in due earnest reciprocating the desires of the people of the region.

On the factor that led to the routing of the Congress at the Centre, he said that the party deserved a lesson and this time people, anguished by its misrule, have taught it a lesson.

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