SILCHAR, May 21 - Silchar, the second biggest urban sprawl of the Northeast, wore a saffron look on Friday. Emotions rent high as people thronged the streets to accord a warm reception to Dilip Kumar Paul, the BJP MLA who retained his seat in the Assembly elections with a huge margin of votes.
The celebrations began with a rally that was taken out by the district BJP from the party office and it roamed across the prime streets of the city. Members and supporters of the party and also a section of the people enthusiastically participated in the rally embracing each other and smearing colours. At different street corners, people came forward with garlands and sweets to greet their representative.
Acknowledging the overwhelming love and support, Paul said that this win is dedicated to the electors of Silchar who kept their faith in his ability to represent their issues in the floor of the Assembly. “I am blessed with the way people showered their love. I could not do much in the past 17 months because of the apathy of the State Government... Now, with the support from the BJP-led Union Government and also of the people, the new Government in the State will strive to work on the promises made before the polls,” he assured.
Paul was quick to react on the deplorable road condition of Silchar and also of the highways connecting the Barak Valley with the State capital, saying that efforts will be made to repair the roads together with improved power and water supply.
Meanwhile, followers and supporters of the BJP took out a rally with the new MLA of Katigorah constituency Amar Chand Jain. The rally began from Jain’s residence and roamed across various places of the constituency.
Later, addressing a meeting at Digarkhal, Jain said that his top most priority will be to develop the pathetic roads. Also he said that he will continue to work for the people who have voted him to power.
Similar scenes of jubilation were seen at Udharbond with party members and supporters taking out a rally with the newly elected MLA Mihir Kanti Shome.