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Trinamool to field candidates in Assam assembly polls

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 21:23

Itanagar: With a view to expand its base
to North-East, the Mamta Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress will
contest the forthcoming assembly elections in Assam slated
next month.

"We are putting up candidates in all 126 seats and
hopefully we will be able to give a good show for the first
time in Assam," Rajya Sabha member K D Singh said during a
press conference here this afternoon.

Singh, the party’s observer for North-east, was
visiting the state to inaugurate the Trinamool state office.

Regarding Trinamool’s expectation on the poll
prospects in Assam, Singh said his party would perform well in
the battle of ballots in Assam.

On the poll strategy in Assam, Singh said it would
contest on the plank of development, corruption-free and
transparent governance.

"We want to usher in a corruption-free environment in
Assam with emphasis on development, which is still lacking. If
development is possible in Bihar why not in Assam?" he

Referring to the Trinamool Congress securing five
seats in its maiden entry into Arunachal politics in 2009
elections, he said "we are serious about state’s development
and our ministers will extend all possible help to facilitate
growth of this land-locked state."

"The recent appointment of Toko Sheetal, a lady as
the party’s President in Arunachal unit clearly indicates our
efforts on women empowerment," he pointed out.


First Published: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 21:23

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