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Sarbananda Sonowal files nomination from Majuli
Majuli (Assam): Union Minister and BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Assam Sonowal on Wednesday filed his nomination paper from Majuli (ST) Assembly seat, which goes to poll in first phase on April 4.
Accompanied by senior BJP leader Mahendra Singh and party’s alliance partner Asom Gana Parishad’s president Atul Bora, Sonowal filed his nomination before Majuli Sub-Divisional Officer P Narasingh Sambhaji.
BJP MPs Kamakhya Prasad Tassa and Rameswar Teli, former Congress minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who joined BJP last year, AGP senior leader and MLA Keshab Mahanta were also present during the filing of the nomination.
“We are one and will fight like a family,” he said. “BJP will definitely form the next government in Assam with the help of the people and its alliance partners – the AGP and Bodoland Peoples’ Front(BPF),” Sonowal told reporters. He claimed the people have already rejected the Congress as “they failed to ensure development of the state during their 15-year-rule under Tarun Gogoi.”
BJP’s primary campaign plank would be change and development and to ensure security of all indigenous population in both Brahmaputra and Barak Valley, Sonowal said.
On his choice of contesting from Majuli, the world’s largest river island, Sonowal said the process of making the island shine has begun since the BJP assumed power at the Centre in 2014.
Sonowal, a former firebrand student leader, is credited with taking the issue of Bangladeshi infiltration to the Supreme Court. (PTI)