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Wednesday , March 26 , 2014
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BJP rally blitz in Dhubri, AIUDF mum

Dhubri, March 25: BJP candidate from Dhubri seat Debamoy Sanyal has been extensively campaigning in Dhubri district.

A BJP source in Dhubri said party organised as many as 30 poll meetings in the district, which covered over three lakh voters since last week,

“Our candidate, Debamoy Sanyal has been campaigning extensively and meeting with party workers, supporter and voters in the Sapatgram, Agomoni and Tamarhat areas. He has got an overwhelming support of the people irrespective of caste, creed and religion,” said Dhubri BJP chief Dipak Kumar Saha.

Saha said after these areas in the Dhubri district, the campaign team would move to Bilasipara (East) and Bilasipara (West) Assembly constituencies in the same district and then to Goalpara district.

But big rallies would begin after March 29, Saha said.

Sanyal said he was being received and supported by all communities of voters and people belonging to minority community.

A retired deputy superintendent of police Afzal Hussain of Gauripur town in Dhubri district joined the party a couple days ago along with many others.

Asked as what prompted him to join the party, Hussain said there should be a change the government as the UPA had ruined the country by its misrule and gifted corruption and price rise to the people.

“Moreover, I have great faith in candidate (Debamoy Sanyal) as he is an honest and successful man with a mission and can work for the interest of the party and people,” Hussain said.

The Congress held a poll rally addressed by chief minister Tarun Gogoi in Bilasipara of Dhubri district on Saturday.

The AIUDF is yet to organise any poll meeting.

The alleged alliance between the Congress and AIUDF over the Dhubri and Barpeta seats has demoralised both the camps in both the parties (this report was written before Gogoi’s remark that the AIUDF did want a tie-up) .

Asked about the voters’ reaction to the covert alliance between the Congress and AIUDF, Sakoat Hussain, the president of Brahmaputra Control Demand Committee, an NGO, said the AIUDF was likely to face erosion of votes in its strongholds.

“AIUDF voters were aware that their chief Badrddin Ajmal opposes the Congress in Assam but rubs shoulders with the Congress leaders in New Delhi. But the covert alliance with the Congress is something which AIUDF voters could hardly swallow,” Hussain said. He said AIUDF supporters were arguing that what was the use of voting for the party, as it would benefit the Congress indirectly?

The Congress voters too were confused over this alleged tie-up, he added.