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Seat sharing equations : Resentment brews among UPPL workers

Udalguri: The pre-poll dynamics of Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) and United People's Party Liberal(UPPL) in regard of seat sharing of the 12 Assembly seats of the four districts of the Bodo belt have not gone well with the ticket aspirants and party workers of a section of UPPL party in Udalguri district who have expressed resentment and staged protest demonstration against the BJP and burnt effigies of NEDA convenor Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma; BJP National General Secretary and Mangaldoi Lok Sabha MP,Dilip Saikia and Rajya Sabha MP cum BJP candidate of Paneri LAC , Biswajit Daimari at Bhergaon in Udalguri district on Saturday. The party workers renting slogans against the BJP accusing them of playing 'power centric' politics have demanded that UPPL must project candidates in Paneri and Kalaigaon LAC in a friendly contest with BJP taking into consideration the grassroot suppprt of UPPL in the constituencies.

"I being an ticket aspirant of UPPL for Paneri LAC have observed  that the BJP candidates of Paneri and Kalaigaon are non-local candidates and people of the region are not going to vote them in the forthcoming Assembly polls " said UPPL leader ,Manmohan Boro . He further asserted that if UPPL party doesn't project him as an candidate he is ready to contest as an independent candidate with his supporters.

Reacting to the protests and resentment among UPPL workers Rajya Sabha MP cum BJP candidate of Paneri LAC , Biswajit Daimari said, "Difference of opinions are inevitable in politics and democracy and the party decisions are binding on the workers "  He further asserted that the BJP party have projected him as an candidate of Paneri LAC and a party takes decisions for the welfare of common good and not on personal interests " .Pertinelty BJP will project candidates in 4 LAC's out of 12 LAC's .

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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