Imported leaders; confidence crisis in BJP
Assembly polls are on the threshold. Dreams are back for sale. Mercury goes up, up and up in the pre poll political landscape. All parties are gearing up for the show early next year. Precisely, BJP is taking an early lead in terms of strategy. The write up will confine to BJP’s poll bugle only. With a grand plan to keep Congress at bay, dozens of central leaders and ministers keep visiting the poll bound state every week. Even Amit Shah has visited the state twice since he took over as party president. The ruling party at the Centre is a store house of talents and strategy these days. The mission 84 is already in force. But the central leadership lacks confidence. What fear strikes the leadership nine months ahead of the polls?
A close observation of the on going scheme of things really suggests a not –so-encouraging prospect. As of now, the party is full of imported assets. Dozens of AGP leaders have joined the party during the last one year. A circle of Congress and student leaders is in touch with the leadership. These leaders, mostly, are said to be the non performing assets for the regional party since they lost the last assembly polls. Their future is blighted with frustration. Caught in the crisis of confidence, they had hardly any option but to quit AGP. Ideology does not a matter here. Just they joined BJP to contest riding piggyback on the ruling party at the Centre.
Till the other day, they were the advocates regionalism slamming Congress and BJP accusing the national parties of doing precious little for Assam and its neighbouring states. Once they have seen their career at the dead-end the option is BJP. Is it an ideology? These AGP leaders were instrumental in forging poll pacts with BJP in the last two assembly polls only to grab power at the cost of BJP. Do they have a stand? With what faith on regionalism ideology Chandra Mohan Patowary was presiding over AGP? If regionalism was the mantra with Sarbananda Sonowal why he joined BJP? He was followed by stalwarts like Hiten Chandra Goswami, Jagadish Bhuyan, Pulakesh Baruah et al who deserted the sinking ship. That too just a year ahead of the assembly polls. Irony is that they enjoyed plum portfolios during the Mahanta regime. All they are believed to have joined BJP after they were assured of tickets to contest the polls. Isn’t it a politics of opportunism?
With most of these non performing or rejected leaders, BJP is fighting the polls. There is nothing to be strange if one of these leaders quits BJP if he is not allowed to contest. A section of state BJP leaders claims to have been in touch with some senior Congress and AASU leaders. The entire picture would emerge clear in a next couple of weeks. If it so happens, the loser would be BJP. The emergency of four regional party has already threatened to divide the any Congress sentiments. That’s why, despite dissidence Congress keeps waiting and watching before finetuning the strategy to retain Dispur for the fourth consecutive term. Is it so?
22 Jul 2011 - 10:11pm | mridulburagohain
Japanese Encephalitis has spread in Demow of Sivasagar district. 2 persons had dies so farin the last 21 days. They were identified as Lalita Panging (18) of Desangmukh and another Raghunath Shah (60) of Demow. Lalita was died in AMC, Dibrugarh on July 7 and Raghunath at Damanij Nursing home on July 19. Under Demow CHC area, at present 14 people have been suffering for the deadly disease and they were under treatment in AMC Dibrugarh and private hospital.
2 Apr 2016 - 11:12pm | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
Udalguri district administration of Bodoland Territorial Council(BTC) is all set to conduct the scheduled first phase of Assam assembly election for three constituencies slated to be held on April 4.
A total of 26 candidates are in fray to contesting the assembly election in three LACs that all kinds of preparation and arrangements have so far completed to conduct the election.
Nine candidates are in fray to contest in 64-Panery LAC-Kamali Basumatary(BPF),Durga Das Boro(INC),Swarnalat Chaliha(SUCI),Nandaram Boro(UPP),Dinanath Das(Independent),Prabhat Das Panika(Independent),Dikan Chandra Deka (Independent) and Mahesh Chandra Sarma(Independent).
In 69-Udalguri LAC,six candidates are in fray,included Jamansingh Brahma(INC),Rihan Daimary(BPF),Anjali Prabha Daimary((Independent),Dilip Kumar Boro(UPP),Bipul Narzary((Independent) nad Santash Madahi((Independent).
Eleven candidates are in fray to contest in 70-Mazbat LAC-Charan Boro(BPF),Teharu Gour(AIUDF),Raphael Kujur(INC),Baldev Chouhan(LJP),Abul Quasim((Independent),Girish Chandra(Independent),Manaj Kumar Tamuli(Independent),Rabindra Basumatary(UPP),Lal Soren(Independent),Sunil Sarkar(Independent) and Swapna Dey(Independent).
A grand bike rally was organised by UPP party at Tangla area in support of UPP candidate for Panery LAC Nandaram Boro on the last day of campaigning,besides candidates of parties and Independent candidates also hold their last campaigns in the respective LACs on the last day of campaigning.
29 Jul 2012 - 11:25pm | Jayanta Kumar Das
Government of Assam has appointed twenty Honorary Wildlife Wardens in the state (Vide Govt. Notification No.FRW.4/2007/50,dtd 21/6/2012).The primary responsibility of the Honorary Wildlife Wardens will be to assist the administration on all aspects relating to wildlife in their respective areas of activities. The Honorary Wildlife Wardens in particular assist the Divisional Forest Officers on the following- (1) Enforcement of Wildlife Protection Act,1972. (2) Prevention of Cruelty Animals Act,1960.(3)Creating awareness among the local population on wildlife matters.(4)Issues relating to the inter-face between wildlife and people ,specially in respect of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries. They will also keep the Chief Wildlife Warden and the State Environment & Forest Department suitably informed of important developments in their areas. The new Honorary Wildlife Wardens are- 1.Ram Ranjan Chakravorty (Silchar); 2.Amit Ranjan Das (Hailakandi); 3.Phwjwngsar Narzary (Baksa);4. GM Choudhury (Karimganj); 5.PC Jidang (NC Hills); 6.Tapan Kumar Sharma (Nagaon); 7.Rabindra Teron (Diphu); 8.Dilip Chetri Guwahati); 9.Debojit Deori (Sibasagar); 10.Shanta Sharma (Jorhat);11.Premjit Narzary (Chirang); 12.Arup Ballav Goswami (Golaghat); 13.Kishore Talukdar (Kamrup); 14.Kaushik Baruah (Guwahati); 15.Balu Ram Gogoi (Lakhimpur); 16.Parag Jyoti Deka (Guwahati); 17.Jugal Saikia (Sonitpur),18.Hitendra Nath Sarma (Tinsukia); 19.Gunadhar Konwar (Tinsukia); 20.Jayanta Kumar Das (Udalguri).