Top leaders of various political parties are visiting Lakhimpur district of Assam as the campaign for panchayat polls reaches a high point.
Aggressive campaigns by leaders of political parties here are raising various issues like Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, corruption etc.
On Saturday Lakhimpur MP and BJP leader Pradan Baruah campaigned in Panigaon Chariali by inaugurating the party’s election headquarter office of Telahi Mandal. Addressing a poll campaign rally MP Baruah accused Asom Gana Parichad, the coalition partner of BJP-led government in Assam of burning the State over the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
Earlier the president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, Ripun Borah campaigned for the Congress in Lakhimpur. He campaigned in Bihpuria, Nowboicha and in North Lakhimpur by attending number of campaign meetings.
Campaigning in Ujjalpur Gaon Panchayat, Bora said that voting BJP and AGP would mean supporting the Citizenship Amendment Bill (2016). He also said that the BJP governments at the Centre and the State had failed to fulfill the promises made in the last Lok Sabha and State Assembly polls.
He informed the supporters that the BJP governments had closed 133 welfare schemes introduced by the Congress government.
Candidates from various political parties and independent contestants are also campaigning in different parts of the district. Many of them are seen visiting naam ghars and other places of worship seeking blessings for the polls in Laluk, Ranganadi and other gaon panchayat areas of Lakhimpur district.