GUWAHATI, April 1 - Voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) today demanded of the Lok Sabha candidates in the fray in Assam to declare in writing as to whether they would honour the voters� right to recall their representatives in case they (candidates) fail to fulfil their election pledges.
The candidates should also tell the people in unambiguous terms as to what services they have rendered to society in the past and why they want the voters to vote for them again, announcing in clear-cut terms the deadlines for fulfilling their election pledges.
Talking to this newspaper, SGBG president Krishno Kanto Borooah, vice president Ajoy Dutta, general secretary Satyen Doloi and chief advisor Dhiren Barua said that the candidates in the fray should also tell the people categorically as to what are their respective stands on the minimum academic qualifications of the people who represent the common man in the law-making bodies of the country.
They should also state in clear-cut terms their respective stands on the issue of the people with criminal background contesting the elections, said the office-bearers of the voluntary organisation.
On the issue of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the office-bearers of the voluntary organisation regretted that the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has mocked at the supreme sacrifices made by the 860 martyrs of the anti-foreigners Assam agitation with its act of hurriedly retracting from its stand on the Bill.
On the nagging problems faced by Guwahati, the office-bearers of the voluntary organisation said the candidates contesting the elections for the Guwahati Lok Sabha seat should tell the voters their deadlines for completion of the under-construction water supply schemes of the city and for making the city free from flash flood and traffic congestion, among others.
They should also tell unambiguously as to what would be their ways and means for solving the perennial problems of the city, the SGBG office-bearers said.