Borjhar, Sept. 29: Eight constituent organisations of the Rabha Hasong Joint Movement Committee will hit the streets tomorrow to exert pressure on the Assam government to declare the dates for election to the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council.
The committee leaders remain tight-lipped about their next course of action if the election dates are not announced within tomorrow’s deadline set by it.
Chief coordinator of the committee Ramen Singh Rabha declined to make any comment when asked about the state government’s lack of response to their demand for declaration of the election dates by September 30.
“We will decide our future course of action after tomorrow,” he said.
On September 6, many organisations, including the All Rabha Students’ Union, under the banner of the committee, had set September 30 deadline for the Assam government to declare the dates for the autonomous council elections.
The president of the All Rabha Students’ Union, Tankeswar Rabha, said there is still some time left for the deadline to expire and if the state government fails to respond by tomorrow, an appropriate decision will be taken by the committee’s steering committee.
Not a single election to the council has been held in the 18 years since the Rabha Accord was signed on March 10, 1995 for constitution of the autonomous council. Tomorrow’s rally will be organised at Agia, about 30km from Goalpara. Around eight organisations, including the Goalpara district unit of ASSU, will take part in it. “We want the council elections for the development of the Hasong area,” Tejendra Chandra Nath, president of Goalpara district unit of Nath Yogi Sanmilani told this correspondent.