KOKRAJHAR, SEP 27: Former Lok Sabha MP Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary accused the BJP led state government of tactically delaying the BTC elections for its shadow interest.
Speaking to the Reporters at a press conference held at Kokrajhar Press Club here today, Bwiswmuthiary said the BJP is doing political conspiracy for delaying the council elections to gain up its strategies in the council area. He said that Bihar assembly’s election dates were declared amidst on COVID-19 pandemic by the election commission (EC), but in BTC the election commission has been observing the COVID-19 pandemic situation for election. He alleged that the government and election commission are maintaining double standards in Assam.
He informed that civil society members and himself on Saturday met the chief minister and submitted memorandum seeking early conduct of BTC election within the October month. “The CM had paid kind attention to the demands and assured to take necessary steps into the issue, ” he said.
He emphasized conduct of the BTC election within the October itself. Opposing extension in the periods of the “Governor’s rule in BTAD beyond the 27th October in the greater interests of the 3.0 million people of BTAD without any politicking pretext of COVID-19 pandemic”, he said that peoples in the BTR are deprived in all frontal development and welfare aspects due to imposed of Governor’s Rule.
He also accused the health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma of politicising the BTC council elections and imposition of Governor’s Rule in the region.
He said that on the ongoing model code of conduct in BTC council, how the nomenclature of BTAD could be renamed as BTR. He said that the renaming BTAD as BTR was totally a violation of the model code.
Bwiswmuthiary also expressed dissatisfaction over the BTR accord which was signed on 27th January last through the Bodo peace talks. He said that the BTR accord did not involve the civil society, organisations and was signed only with some organisations. He said that the BTR accord does not fully satisfied the society as mentioned in the clauses of the accord.