The Telegraph
Tuesday , April 8 , 2014
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BJP banks on Modi magic in Dhubri

Dhubri, April 7: Dhubri’s BJP candidate Debamoy Sanyal and local party leaders believe that BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s poll rally slated on April 17 here could prove to be a game changer.

BJP leaders strongly belive that voters of this minority-dominated constituency would get an opportunity to listen to him — about the policies and good governance that Modi is propagating. Moreover, the party also believes that it could take advantage of the strong wave for change blowing in rest of the country.

Dhubri district president of the BJP, Dipak Kumar Saha, said there was a strong wave in favour of the party and Modi as the prime ministerial candidate.

“The party candidates finished here second and third previously and once came close to winning the election in 1999 when party candidate Bimal Oswal lost to Congress candidate Abdul Hamid by a narrow margin of 21,340 votes. But this time we are feeling a wave in favour of the party,” Saha added.

BJP candidate Debamoy Sanyal also believes that Modi’s poll campaign in Dhubri on April 17 would create magic this time.

“We are getting support of the people irrespective of caste, creed and religion, as the party is campaigning on development, good governance and security, besides some local issues. All eyes are fixed on Modi’s poll rally next week,” an upbeat Sanyal added.

The party has also been extensively campaigning on local issues and raising them at village-level meetings.

A party source said there are nearly 4,000 small-scale industries, opened by the educated youths of Dhubri and Goalpara districts in the past three years, currently facing closure because of erratic power supply and frequent load-shedding.

They have been raising the issue of re-opening of the international Dhubri river port and Rupshi airport near Dhubri, the source added.