NALBARI, May 15 – The grassroot level workers of Asom Gana Parisad (AGP) in Nalbari district have held the party president Chandra Mohan Patowary responsible for the poll debacle in all the three constituencies of his home district.
The desperate party workers have alleged that party chief Patowary had miserably failed to create acceptability of the regional party even among general people in his constituency too. They claimed that as party chief Patowary had shown step-motherly attitude towards Barkshetri and Nalbari constituencies party candidates of those constituencies, namely Pulakesh Baruah and Dr Alaka Sarma reportedly lost the battle of ballots.
It was alleged that Patowary, who became the party chief from this district, visited the district AGP office not a single day to hold a meeting to discuss the problems and aspirations of the party workers. Patowary did not attended a single political meeting at Barkshetri and Nalbari LACs to boost up the party workers for the political change. Being a party president he held no discussion with the non-political organisations regarding development of the district. Actually he was the leader of only Dharampur LAC, where too he failed to keep the party base intact, it is alleged.
Such type of activities of AGP chief Patowary alienated the party from the people in Nalbari district. It was very unfortunate that when Pulakesh Baruah at Barkshetri and Dr Alaka Sarma of Nalbari alone tried hard to win the election, Patowary is said to have extended no help to them. He allegedly sent not a single Central leader to those constituencies for poll campaigning, while more than a dozen Central leaders geared up poll campaign at Dharampur for him.
It is also being widely discussed that despite the district AGP leadership being divided over Patowary, he failed to tackle the situation. The district AGP president Akan Malla Baruah with some other high-level district leaders openly opposed the party candidate Dr Alaka Sarma, through Patowary remained silent. The party leadership at Nalbari LAC was divided when the birth anniversary of Nagen Sarma, a former AGP minister was held at two places, that too in presence of Chandra Mohan Patowary.
On the other hand, AGP chief Patowary maintained cordial relation with senior Congress leader Dr Bhumidhar Barman, who contested from the Barkshetri LAC. Patowary did not extend his co-operation to Pulakesh Baruah at the constituency as he reportedly expected support of Dr Barman at Dharampur, who orginally hails from the LAC.
The party workers have therefore demanded the party leadership to introspect on the poll debacle in the constituency.