| Dhubri AIUDF candidate Badruddin Ajmal files his nomination in Dhubri and BJP candidate Rajen Gohain arrives to file his papers in Nagaon on Wednesday. Pictures by UB Photos |
Dhubri/Nagaon April 2: The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) candidate from Dhubri Lok Sabha seat Badruddin Ajmal today claimed to have done most the works he had promised five years back.
He made the claim today during a media interaction here after submitting his nomination papers to Dhubri district returning officer Kumud Chandra Kalita.
Ajmal claimed that the Congress propagates that he had not done anything for the constituency, but facts remained that almost all projects he had promised are nearing completion and most of them are either 70 or 80 per cent complete.
“I am an MP of the Opposition bench and you know how much an Opposition MP can do. But I am the only MP who raised all issues in Parliament affecting this area and the rest of the state, including killing of rhinos in Assam. I demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh order a CBI inquiry into the killings,” Ajmal claimed.
Ajmal said he would retain this seat by a huge margin of votes and even would secure more votes than the last time and it is bye-bye to Wazed (Congress candidate from Dhubri Lok Sabha seat Wazed Ali Choudhury).
Ajmal, a sitting MP, in a bid to retain the seat has been campaigning extensively along the length and breadth of this constituency spreading over 10 Assembly segments since last week.
In Nagaon, on the fifth day BJP candidate Rajen Gohain and AGP candidate Mridula Borkotoky submitted nominations for the Nagaon Lok Sabha constituency today.
Gohain is a sitting Lok Sabha member. Borkotoky who was sidelined in the BJP and joined the AGP recently, is a new face in politics of the two central Assam districts.
“The Congress is making a fruitless attempt to gain the mind of voters of central Assam with their usual cheap political campaigning. This time, we hope people of Nagaon and Morigaon will teach Congress a big lesson. Here the contest will be mainly between BJP and Congress. AGP will not be a factor,” Gohain told reporters on way to submission of nomination.
AGP candidate Borkotoky, accompanied by hundreds of party supporters, submitted her nomination. “We hope people of the two central Assam district will send me to Parliament as their representative,” said Borkotoky.
The Congress’s Kirip Chaliha and the AGP’s Madhab Rajbanshi also filed nominations for Mangaldoi.
April 5 is the last date of submission of nominations.