Guwahati: Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Wednesday announced ‘Axom Basaon Ahok’, a bus yatra in which four buses will tour the state ahead of the forthcoming assembly elections.
These buses will be on the road for two weeks, meeting voters and discussing their grievances and issues.
One yatra each shall be led by MP Pradyut Bordoloi, MP Gaurav Gogoi, MLA Debabrata Saikia and National Mahila Congress chief Sushmita Dev.
While interacting with the media personnel, APCC President Ripun Bora said the party would reach out to every household in the state to know their sufferings and the hardships they had to pass through in five years of BJP’s misrule.
“We will visit every house to know suffrage of people and the problems they have been facing for last five years,” he added.
Explaining ‘Save Assam’ theme, Pradyut Bordoloi, chairperson of the party’s campaign committee, said, “Today Assam is facing a grave crisis. The state’s peace and prosperity are both under threat from the BJP. To save our state from this crisis we have to go to the people for a new imagination of our future,” he said.
He added, “With these bus yatras, the top leadership of the party shall fan out into the remotest corners of the state and discuss with the people the state’s issues and problems.”
Bordoloi’s yatra will start on Friday at 10 am from Bordua Satra, the birthplace of Srimant Sankardev that falls under Batadraba Assembly constituency of Nagaon district.
Debabrata Saikia will kickoff his journey at 3 pm on Friday. He will start after paying homage to Piyali Phukan at his memorial in Sivasagar city.
Kaliabor MP Gogoi will set on from Guwahati on Saturday noon after paying tribute to great Assamese warrior and Ahom army leader Lachin Borphukan at his memorial located on banks of Brahmputra.
“I shall be going through Jagiroad of Morigaon district and meet party workers and the common public and understanding their concerns,” added Gogoi.
Mahila Congress chief Dev will start her tour from her home town Silchar and would be touring through the Barak valley.