KOKRAJHAR, SEP 28: Various organization, parties including Bodoland People’s Front, BTC region Akhil Hindi Bhashi Vikash Parishad in Bodoland Territorial Council, All Assam Minority Students Union(AAMSU) are stepping out protest rally, stage demonstration and submit memorandum to the chief minister and state election commissioner seeking conduct of general elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council within the October month for paving the way healthy democracy.
On Monday, expressing dissatisfaction over the delaying of BTC council elections, BPF women wing carried out a protest rally on demand of early conduct of BTC election in Kokrajhar town.
Hundreds of BPF party workers and women with banner, placards participated in the rally which started from BPF office via JD Road to DC office.
A memorandum was submitted to the Prime Minister, Chief Minister seeking early conduct of the BTC election.
The BPF party has expressed it’s concern over the delay of the BTC election and suspected that the state government has been politically conspiracy on council elections.
BPF demanded early conduct of BTC election with maintaining COVID-19 protocol to pave the way for healthy democracy in the region.
The BTC region Akhil Hindi Bhashi Vikash Parishad demanding saving of democratic rights of the constitution by holding council elections, submitted a memorandum to the chief minister and state election commissioner through the Kokrajhar deputy commissioner and demanded early conduct of BTC council elections within October month next for paving the way healthy democracy in council area.
The Vikash Parishad delegation team was led by it’s general secretary Dilip Setia and staged a protest in front of DC office.The Parishad urged the state government and election commission to take bold initiative for conducting the council elections with immediate effect.
Setia said that common masses in the BTC region are facing severe hardships due to ongoing Governor’s Rule since 27th April in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic as well as model code of conduct in BTC council.
He said that citizens in the council region are massively deprived of their due rights and welfare aspects in the last six months due to the model code of conduct continuing.
He has put demand to the state government and election commission to step for conducting council elections and not to extend Governor’s Rule anymore in the region. He said that council elections must be conducted before 27th October as Governor’s Rule is going to expire within October month.
He has expressed serious concern for not holding council elections in the BTAD region. He questioned the government and election commission that if Bihar assembly election can be declared by election commission, but why not BTC election in the state of Assam.
“Citizens who are living in the BTAD region are totally deprived democratic voting rights for not holding council elections. Citizens must get voting rights through conducting council elections”, Setia added.
President of AAMSU Rejaul Karim Sarkar has also sought early conduct of BTC election in the region to save the democratic spirit. He urged the state government and election commission to take steps for council election without any delay.