82 Assam seats recorded very high voter rise: BJP

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".

PTI



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

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