82 Assam seats recorded very high voter rise: BJP
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 21:43
Guwahati: Claiming that 82 of the 126 assembly constituencies in Assam have registered record growths of voters than the national average, the BJP on Wednesday accused the Congress governments of state and Centre of failing to delete the names of illegal voters from electoral rolls.

"The 82 constituencies did have a record voter growth of seven per cent to 10 per cent against the national average of 1.67 per cent. Dhekiajuli constituency has 22.5 per cent growth. This is much more than normal", BJP National General Secretary Vijay Goel told reporters here.

"How can there be free and fair polls when the Congress government in the state and the Centre are not deleting the illegal voters names. In their quest for votes, they (Congress) are settling land in the name of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in the state", alleged Goel, who has been given charge of the poll-bound state.

"The BJP demands that the elections be held based on a correct voters list. We will meet the Chief Election Commissioner before December 31 for deletion of the illegal migrants names from the voters list. The AGP and AASU should also take up the issue."

Commenting that political leadership should be on the side of Assam's people "and not (on the side of) Bangladesh", he said BJP's poll plank in the upcoming hustings would be "our Assam, our land and our vote" and the party will be contesting in all the 126 assembly seats.

"We will fight for assam and its people. the BJP wants to continue its positive brand of politics", Goel added.

Asked if the BJP would have a poll alliance with its previous partner AGP, he said, "I have told you we are contesting in all 126 seats".

Accusing the state government of not properly implementing the land regulation Act 1985, the BJP leader wanted geo-satellite mapping of land "to avoid land deeds given to foreigners having illegally entered".


First Published: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 21:43

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