BJP pushes development agenda, opposition alleges sacrifice of local interests

GUWAHATI: Curtains came down on campaigns for the second and ultimate phase of the panchayat election in the state on Friday, with the fate of over 35,000 candidates to be decided in the final phase of the agricultural polls to be held across 10 districts of the state on Sunday.

The high-pitched campaign in decrease Assam districts all through the final leg of campaigning used to be headed via chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and BJP heavyweight Himanta Biswa Sarma, who put forward the improvement schedule to tackle Congress, AGP and the AIUDF, while former chief minister and AGP leader Prafulla Mahanta persisted attacking the saffron celebration for ‘sacrificing’ the state’s interests for its own political features via seeking citizenship for unlawful migrants.

Use of choppers and mass rallies at par with the meeting and general election campaigns gave a brand new measurement to the agricultural polls this time, though the development has been marred via sporadic incidents of violence in Barak Valley and central Assam in the final 24 hours.

On the final day of campaigning, chief minister Sonowal addressed 4 election rallies — two each and every at Nalbari and Barpeta districts — while Himanta Biswa Sarma took a dig at the saffron celebration’s opponents in Bongaigaon and Goalpara in decrease Assam.

“People across the Brahmaputra and Barak Valleys of Assam want to cleanse corruption from the panchayats and want to usher in transparency from the grassroots. We are sure about our luck in the panchayat election after the unparalleled give a boost to of voters in the first phase balloting. In the second phase too we will be able to be ready garner large give a boost to,” stated Sonowal.

Firing a salvo at the ‘corrupt’ Congress and the AIUDF, the CM accused each events of getting an “inside understanding” for lengthy. Significantly, Sonowal additionally alleged that its key best friend in the state government, the AGP, has joined this “unholy nexus” of late.

The panchayat polls has given a brand new twist to the present political engineering in the state, with the 3 allies in the state government — BJP, AGP and BPF contesting the election one by one. In the second phase, Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, South Salmara Mankachar, Goalpara, Cachar, Karimganj, Hailakandi and Hojai will move to the polls.

Addressing an election rally in decrease Assam’s Goalpara district, former chief minister Prafulla Mahanta it appears hit out at Himanta Biswa Sarma and the BJP leaders, whom he criticized for defecting to the saffron celebration allegedly to flee corruption fees.

“They (BJP leaders) want to level fingers at AGP at the fees which have been brushed aside via the court method before. Instead, they should convey the government’s responsibility via implementing the Assam Accord and flush out the unlawful migrants,” stated Mahanta.

On the opposite hand, Sarma stated voters are going to present a decisive mandate in favour of the BJP for its commitment in opposition to the state all through its two and part yr tenure at the state government. “The high turnout of voters on this election certainly affirms that the BJP’s victory is sure in the panchayat polls. We are contesting the polls solely at the development schedule and nothing else,” he stated.
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