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Teli to face Ghatowar in Dibrugarh battle

Dibrugarh, March 20: BJP candidate for Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency, Rameshwar Teli, today filed his nomination papers.

He said he would put up a tough fight against his Congress rival and DoNER minister Paban Singh Ghatowar.

“Our main fight is with Congress leader Paban Singh Ghatowar and we know that he is a very popular and strong candidate, but the countrywide Narendra Modi wave will work against him too. As a minister, Ghatowar failed to bring more funds for the Bogibeel bridge construction project, thereby slowing down its work,” Teli said soon after filing his nomination papers in the Dibrugarh deputy commissioner’s office.

Modi, along with other BJP leaders, will address a rally in Dibrugarh next month.

Teli is the former BJP legislator from Duliajan Assembly constituency. “He (Ghatowar) spoke about the problem of erosion in Assam and every year because of erosion people face so much hardship. Constant erosion in Rohmoria every year gobbles up huge chunks of land and the Congress government is not bothered about the issue,” he said.

Teli promised that he would raise the people’s voice against the issues plaguing them.

Prasanta Phukan, BJP MLA of Dibrugarh who accompanied Teli, told reporters that this time Teli will win by a huge margin against the DoNER minister and Modi wave will play a crucial role in this Lok Sabha election.

Phukan, too, criticised the Congress government for failing to check rising prices of petrol, diesel, LPG and other essential commodities. He added that the government had failed in its promise to provide rice at Rs 3 per kg.

Seniram Moran of the Forward Bloc too submitted his nomination papers for the Lok Sabha seat.