Assam citizens` bodies launch campaign for good governance
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 18:49
  
Guwahati: Prominent citizens' organisations of Assam have come together to form a platform to launch a campaign for good governance prior to the two-phase assembly polls in April.

Alleging the parliamentary democracy was being 'denigrated' by almost all political parties in the state, the Convenor of the campaign and former Director General of Police Harekrishna Deka termed the situation as a matter of grave concern resulting in the imperative need to launch a campaign for good governance.

Deka alleged that criminals and corrupt people have thronged the parties and the reign of money and muscle power were ruling everywhere.

The organisations also planned a mobilisation of citizens on April 2 to make the common man aware of their political rights.

"We are just asking them (people) to be aware of their political parties...and we appeal to the masses not to be tempted by the false promise of the politicians," he added.

A conscious citizen should under no circumstances vote for a candidate who is known to be corrupt, even if no specific case is pending against him and people should not vote for a person who is chargesheeted for a serious criminal offence, Deka said.

The platform consists of Assam Nagarik Samaj, Abhijatri, Action Aid, North East Network, Anwesha, Guwahati Press Club, Greater Guwahati Citizens' Coordination Committee, North Eastern Social Research Centre, lawyers of Guwahati High Court and students' of Cotton College and Gauhati University.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 18:49


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