KOKRAJHAR, Nov 30 - All political parties have geared up their campaigns for the forthcoming BTC general elections scheduled to be held in two phases on December 7 and 10 next.
Though the elections in Kokrajhar will be held in the second phase on December 10 next, but as the date of much awaited BTC polls coming nearer, the Bodoland People�s Front (BPF), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), United People�s Party Liberal (UPPL), Gana Suraksha Party (GSP), Congress, AIUDF and other independent candidates have started their election campaign. All the parties are trying their best to woo the voters.
Beside the BJP, the BPF and the UPPL � both local parties � are at the forefront, contesting most of the BTC seats. They held mass campaigns at different places in Kokrajhar district, organised bike rallies, parivartan padajatra and mass gathering in Kokrajhar in support of their candidates.
A poll rally of the UPPL party was held on Sunday at Sukanjhora under no. 9 Banargaon constituency in Kokrajhar district. The UPPL candidate for the constituency, Rabiram Brahma, attended the rally. Addressing the rally, he said that the UPPL party will win majority of the seats in the 40-member house in the BTC general elections to form the government.
At the same time, he also expressed his confidence that he will get the last laugh from this constituency with majority of votes. Earlier, he also inaugurated its election steering subcommittee office at Sukanjhora in the presence of huge UPPL supporters and other well-wishers.
On the other hand, the BPF candidate for the constituency Rajib Brahma, also addressed a poll rally at Gopinathpur. Addressing the rally, Brahma said that in the upcoming BTC elections, the BPF party would get the support of the people for their developmental schemes and the BPF would once again form the BTC government for the fourth time.
He said that the UPPL party was playing cheap politics and alleged that UPPL president Promod Boro was luring the people to get votes. He also inaugurated an election steering subcommittee office of the BPF at Gopinathpur near Daloabari Tea Estate in Kokrajhar.
Other candidates are also not legging behind in the poll race as they are also holding pocket meetings in the villages to woo the voters.
It may be mentioned here that in this fourth BTC general elections, the UPPL party is contesting all the 40 seats, BPF 37, GSP 35, BJP 26, Congress 13 and AIUDF 7