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UPPL promises janata darbar, e-governance, houses for riot victims

By Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Aug 31 - Leaders of the United People�s Party Liberal (UPPL) on Monday focused on its agenda for allround development in the coming five years if it comes to power in the Bodo Territorial Region.

Talking to mediapersons, UPPL election manifesto committee members Prativa Brahma and Raju Narzary said that UPPL is almost sure to come to power following the BTC election and will wholeheartedly work for implementing its 150-point developmental agenda.

Both the leaders highlighted some key agenda of the election manifesto which will be released soon. These include cent per cent implementation of the BTR Accord, organising janata darbar every three months to address public grievances, establishing e-governance in the entire BTR, renaming VCDC as Village Council, Rs 75,000 one-time grant to women self help groups, constructing around one lakh houses for the homeless riot victims from 1993 to 2014.

The leaders also promised at least two women members in the council of BTR and 33 per cent reservation of women in village councils, constituting women�s commission in BTR, formation of linguistic and religious development board for minorities, providing drinking water and improving health and educational sectors.

The UPPL also assured framing a new land policy along with provisions for the welfare of journalists.

UPPL suspends CWC member: In a bid to keep intact the party image, the UPPL, in a recent decision, suspended Pritvi Narayan Dev Mech, a central working committee member, from the party on the ground of anti-party activities and non-compliance with party discipline.

It may be mentioned here that Dev Mech was a key member of the central working committee and recently came into the limelight for initiating complaints over illegal appointments in the BTC, as a result of which 29 illegal appointees were sacked from service in the Transport department of BTC.

ANN Service from Gossaigaon adds: The UPPL, organised an election campaign meeting on August 29 for the No.2 Guma constituency of BTC, at Kurshakati High School.

Attending the meeting, UPPL president Promode Boro stated that if the party is voted to power, than all kinds of corruption that were seen under the previous BPF regime would be rooted out.

He said land rights would be provided to indigenous people. Regarding the main burning problem of unemployment, he said the UPPL government would set up at least 100 colleges within the BTC, and various types of job-oriented courses with expert teaching staff would be engaged. He appealed to the voters to cast their votes in favour of Manirut Zaman, the UPPL candidate for No.2 Guma constituency. In the election campaign meeting, 500 members of other parties joined the UPPL.

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