Kiswar Ara Laskar (2nd from left), Silchar Block Congress VP joining AGP on Saturday. Photo: Northeast Now

The political fall outs for the forthcoming panchayat elections have already started. As the names for the candidates are being collected by leading political parties, even when the dates for submission of nomination papers has already began, from 9th of this month; not finding their names in the likely list of candidates for a final one, resignations have started to tumble in.

Kiswar Ara Laskar, Silchar’s Block Congress vice president, submitted her resignation on Saturday evening.

Not finding her name to be among the final list for the post of Gaon Panchayat president for Berenga, she decided to quit the party and contest elections from all likelihood, with the Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) ticket.

Kiswar Ara Laskar, won, as an Independent candidate from the same seat of Berenga in 2008 and later joined Indian National Congress with 10 other members. In 2012-13 panchayat elections, she was not given a Congress ticket, but, she didn’t leave the party and worked as its Silchar Block Congress vice president. But, not being offered a ticket this time round, once again, let her to quit the party, informed Kiswar Ara Laskar.

Speaking to Northeast Now, Kiswar Ara Laskar, said, “I went to bring the form to fill it up and submit. Someone from the party office called and said that they have decided to give the ticket to someone else for which she should not go ahead with its submission and face humiliation.”

She added, “Such a decision is really sad, for I have served this party whole heartedly. Even at 12 midnight I rush to places wherever my residents of Berenga calls for any help. Not just my people but I have worked for the party as and when they have called for my services. I am a social worker for which I shall definitely contest the elections to serve my residents of Berenga.”

“The Congress party only knows why it has chosen someone else and not me. I can only say that the party shall see the outcome for this seat when the election results come,” fumed, Kiswar Ara Laskar.

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