Skip to content Skip to navigation

Cash overpowers voting

Dire need of cash and harvesting season have resulted in the poor turn out in Lakhimpur Lok Sabha by polls on Saturday if a cross section of the voters is to be believed.

Sashi Saikia in Dhemaji is worried a lot. The native villager in Jonai is tired of remaining in the queue for Rs 2500 in front of the banks. But of no avail. She could not withdraw money which is why she blamed it on all the NDA Government.

“At least Modi should have thought of the common people before taking the decision. How will we help him?,” she told Assam Times.

Ajit Saikia in Cemen Chapori is equally angry and worried. He needs to harvest his crops. He wants money in cash. But his patience is running out after standing in queues for 7 hours for Rs 2000. “Need cash, need to harvest the crops. How will I vote today? Let me finish my works first,” said Ajit.

Another women Nirada Gogoi told Assam Times that the people, mostly, in the rural areas are shying away from voting. “Some of them for remaining in long queues for cash while some other prefer crop cutting to casting vote.

“We did a lot. All parties are selfish. At a time we voted Congress to power. We got nothing. Last time we favoured BJP. But got more and more misery. Why do we make another queue to vote,” said Gogoi.

Author info

Pragya Buragohain's picture

Add new comment

Random Stories

Food processing expo at NEDFi Haat

11 Jan 2012 - 3:51am | editor
The North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation is organizing the North East Food Processing Expo at NEDFi haat at Ambari in Guwahati from January 16. Leading food processing...

Gogoi stresses relief and rescue ops

29 Sep 2012 - 5:33am | editor
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday conducted an aerial survey of flood-hit districts on Friday.Gogoi laid thrust on relief and rescue of the marooned people. At the outsit he reached Jagiroad and...


Salamira toll still on the rise

22 Feb 2019 - 3:06pm | Suvansu Bora
The toll in the Salmira Tea Estate tragedy in Golaghat district has gone up to 25 with the reports of more deaths after consuming illicit tragedy on Thursday even as the opposition Congress has...

Poacher shot dead at KNP

18 May 2014 - 8:33pm | AT News
Forest guards gunned down one poacher while trying to escape at KNP. Guards also recovered a rhino horn from the slain poacher. Poachers killed a rhino in the eany morning. This is the 18th...