GUWAHATI, March 8 - The Prabrajan Virodhi Manch (PVM) has decided to enter electoral politics from the coming Lok Sabha elections fielding its convenor and senior Supreme Court advocate Upamanyu Hazarika as a candidate from the Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency.
Hazarika headed the one-man commission appointed by the Supreme Court to report on the ground situation of the Indo-Bangladesh border running through Assam.
Announcing its decision here today, the Manch alleged that both the Central and the State governments are not serious about the threat to the existence of indigenous people.
�Apathy and negligence towards the interests of the indigenous people of Assam clearly reveal the intentions of the BJP government. Their only concern is winning the up-coming elections even if it requires putting the identity of the indigenous at stake. We believe that the State needs a powerful voice to raise the real issues concerning the indigenous people,� the forum stated.
The anti-illegal migration body has been demanding reservation of land, employment, trade licence, seats in higher education for residents of Assam and their progeny on the basis of 1951 and also re-verification of the NRC.