By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar (Assam), Aug 12 : In a major political boost ahead the general elections to the BTC,the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) will get full support from Kamatapur Progressive Party(KPP) in the council elections.
The UPPL is looking forward to winning 30 seats of the 40 member assembly of the BTC Legislative Assembly in the council elections.
Addressing a joint Press Conference held at Kokrajhar Press Club , KPP president Pradip Roy its Secretary Uttam Roy and UPPL vice president Pratibha Brahma jointly stated that the Kamatapur Progressive Party(KPP) has decided to extend fully support to the UPPL in the forthcoming BTC council elections.
Both the parties have made an announcement to work jointly in the council elections and also have agreed to contest next Assam and West Bengal assembly elections together which is scheduled to be held next year.
KPP leaders said that for the greater interest and development of the Koch Rajbongshi community,the KPP has extended support as UPPL has assured to implement several issues through the spirits of BTR accord .
KPP leaders also promised to fully support the UPPL for winning maximum seats in the BTC council elections .
President of KPP, Pradip Roy said, “For the greater interest of the people of BTC region and to bring change in the spirit of healthy democracy we want to end the 17 years of corrupt regime of BPF and create peace, jobs, educational opportunities and have decided to extend full support to Pramod Boro led UPPL”.
The support comes with a rider . The UPPL has to nominate a MCLA from Koch Rajbonshi community, ensure formation of Koch Rajbongshi Development Board, support forming a strong Kamatapur Autonomous Council outside BTC region, introduction of Koch Rajbonshi language as medium of instruction,construction of Chilarai Bhawan in each of the BTC districts and active participation in various community welfare related aspects.
The UPPL leadership has agreed to their demands, and accordingly the KPP has decided to work together not only in the ensuing BTC election but in the forthcoming assembly elections in the state too.
“We urge all the members of Koch Rajbonshi community and all the voters in general to vote for UPPL for a revolutionary change under the visionary leadership of Pramod Boro ” ,Roy added.
UPPL vice president Pratibha Brahma reiterated that her party is winning in nearly 30 seats in the council to form the next council.She informed that party was fully prepared to contest the election.She assured of bringing in a corruption free environment in the council .
She said: “Koch Rajbongshi is one of the most neglected and deprived communities of our region, if voted to power it will be our moral responsibility to work for all round development of this community. We are committed to fulfil the promises that we made to the KPP leaders in this regard. ”
The leadership of both the political parties expressed confidence of winning the BTC election with full majority.
Chinmoy Dey, chief convenor of the central election steering committee of UPPL said, “17 years of misrule and corruption will act as a strong anti-incumbency factor for the BPF. Moreover, the historic BTR accord has acted in UPPL’s favour, thus, without any doubt we will be win more than 30 seats whenever the elections are held”.