Guwahati: Assam Polls: Several tea tribe leaders join Assam Jatiya Parishad
At a time when the BJP is claiming majority votes in their favour from the tea tribe-dominated constituencies, several leaders from the Tea tribe communities joined the Assam Jatiya Parishad on Thursday.
Ajay Tanti, Central Executive Member, All Assam Tea Tribal Students’ Association (AATTSA), Tezpur unit vice president Winston Chona, Rangapani unit organizing secretary Pralay yal and All Assam Adivasi Students’ Union Sonitpur unit GS Prahlad Tanti are among the few names that had joined the newly formed regional political party.
Apart from AJP President Lurinjyoti Gogoi, AJP general secretary Jagadish Bhuyan, Vice-president Bolen Bharali and AJP publicity secretary Ziaur Rahman, former state president of NSUI Abdul Boten Sikdar, and president of Patharkandi block Congress president Haji Abdul Rab Chowdhury were also present in the program.
Speaking to the media, Ajay Tanti, vehemently criticized the BJP for trying to deceive the people of the tea tribe communities in the poll-bound Assam. “The BJP is thinking of buying one crore tea tribes’ votes in Assam by distributing Rs 3,000. This will be the main reason for their defeat this time,” he claimed.