Saturday, 19 October 2013

3-phase polling for RHAC in Nov

Posted By Kame Daima, Admin BODOLAND


                                                                     Editor’s Message

             To the next talks, Bodoland has remained an apple of discord as the same geographical location has been demanded by the other communities with fewer competencies. Recently, some of our honoured leaders have claimed themselves as the only precursor of Bodoland movement, that they can conceive separate Bodoland state only on the lines of the present BTC which lacks many advantages of administration development. They think of conceiving a full pledged statehood with increased power of home and finance department to be independent and free from state interference. The govt. hinted it and it may also materialize.

          It’s a good idea intertwined with the idea of integrity and understanding. Many of the intellectuals support this idea.

        But, the reality has been quite different at present. The recent up rise of the anti-Bodo elements in the heart of Bodoland has resulted due to the deprivation of their rights and privileges as they asserted and it has crippled the very foundation of the unity that the Bodos had been enjoying under the leaderships of BPF and ABSU. It would be a gross mistake on the parts of BPF to say that they had never been a part of Boodoland movement under the aegis of ABSU in the past. It was a time to establish the greater Bodo nation in the corridors of developed nation, but our lethargic and selfish motive has led to the degradation to the root level.
              As reported and to everybody’s knowledge, the ABSU will assert its continued demand for Bodoland and in parallel the ruling BPF may assert its influence on to promulgate Home and Finance department to the BTC for more efficient governance. Both are a welcome gesture on the part of the all round development of the Bodoland. Narrow criticism, abusive language and threats will never serve the Bodos for unity and understanding rather may create communal hatred, disharmony and bloodsheds. We have to appease the anti-elements by any means!!!
       It’s a time to respond to the call of the day and take a strategic role for the Bodo nation.
Let us shun violence, let peace and unity reign Bodoland.    
        
     
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Centre for changes in dam design: CMSTAFF Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Oct 17 – The Centre has agreed to provide Assam 300 MW of power, in addition to the already allocated 208 MW, and 25 MW of free power from the Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Project. Besides, the Union Power Ministry has also agreed to effect some changes in the dam’s design along with additional safety measures as suggested by the independent Dam Design Review Panel (DDRP) set up as a follow-up to the recommendations of the Thatte Committee.
The National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC), which is executing the project, will also be implementing the recommendations of the Joint Steering Committee (constituted in consultation with the State Government) with a total financial implication of Rs 470 crore.
Announcing this at a press conference today, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Power, Jyotiraditya M Scindia had conveyed the developments to him through an official letter.
The Power Ministry also requested Gogoi to convene tripartite talks with the agitating groups, the NHPC/Government of India and the State Government to resolve the impasse over the project and resume the construction works.
Gogoi said that the continued delay in the resumption of works would cause cost escalation of the project and consequently, an increase in power tariffs that would have to be ultimately borne by the public.
“The Centre has also mentioned this and it is in the interest of Assam that the project is taken to its logical conclusion at the earliest. The Power Ministry has agreed to effect some changes in the project’s design besides incorporating a few additional safety measures,” he added.
The independent Dam Design Review Panel, according to the letter from the Union Power Ministry, “has examined the issues involved viz., foundation competency, seismic aspect, dam design review and existing ground conditions and has proposed some additionalsafety measures. The Ministry of Power has accepted the recommendations and the NHPC has been asked to take the project forward on the lines suggested by the DDRP. With these measures put into place, the safety of the dam from the seismic angle will be adequately addressed.”
The Chief Minister also claimed that the State’s power scenario would improve considerably by 2014 with the commissioning of the Bongaigaon Thermal Power Project. Besides, the State will also get 240 MW from the Palatana thermal power plant of Tripura, he added.

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Result of the last week:

Are Bodos in need of a new student organization? Your opinion?

A. Yes
  1 (9%)

B. No
  8 (72%)

C. Never now
  3 (27%)

D. It may bring another clash amongst Bodos
  2 (18%)

E. It is a must for development of Bodos
  0 (0%)
F. ABSU has failed to meet its commitment
  0 (0%)
G. Can not say
  0 (0%)
H. It is only for benefit of tainted leaders
  3 (27%)














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Posted By Kame Daima, Admin BODOLAND


                                                                     Editor’s Message

             To the next talks, Bodoland has remained an apple of discord as the same geographical location has been demanded by the other communities with fewer competencies. Recently, some of our honoured leaders have claimed themselves as the only precursor of Bodoland movement, that they can conceive separate Bodoland state only on the lines of the present BTC which lacks many advantages of administration development. They think of conceiving a full pledged statehood with increased power of home and finance department to be independent and free from state interference. The govt. hinted it and it may also materialize.

          It’s a good idea intertwined with the idea of integrity and understanding. Many of the intellectuals support this idea.

        But, the reality has been quite different at present. The recent up rise of the anti-Bodo elements in the heart of Bodoland has resulted due to the deprivation of their rights and privileges as they asserted and it has crippled the very foundation of the unity that the Bodos had been enjoying under the leaderships of BPF and ABSU. It would be a gross mistake on the parts of BPF to say that they had never been a part of Boodoland movement under the aegis of ABSU in the past. It was a time to establish the greater Bodo nation in the corridors of developed nation, but our lethargic and selfish motive has led to the degradation to the root level.
              As reported and to everybody’s knowledge, the ABSU will assert its continued demand for Bodoland and in parallel the ruling BPF may assert its influence on to promulgate Home and Finance department to the BTC for more efficient governance. Both are a welcome gesture on the part of the all round development of the Bodoland. Narrow criticism, abusive language and threats will never serve the Bodos for unity and understanding rather may create communal hatred, disharmony and bloodsheds. We have to appease the anti-elements by any means!!!
       It’s a time to respond to the call of the day and take a strategic role for the Bodo nation.
Let us shun violence, let peace and unity reign Bodoland.    
        
     
                                                    Please log in and read more:  www.bodolandtimes.com

                                                             R E G U L A R   F  E A T U R E s
3-phase polling for RHAC in NovSTAFF Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Oct 18 – The Assam State Election Commission today announced a three-phase polling for the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) to be held between November 13 and 25.Simultaneous polls for some panchayats in Goalpara district, which were countermanded in February after violence in the Rabha Hasong areas, will also be held on November 20 and 27.
State Election Commissioner Biren Dutta told newspersons here today that notifications for both the RHAC polls and the panchayat “repolling” have been issued and the modelcode of conduct has come into force with immediate effect.
Dutta said the last date for filing nomination papers for the 36 General Council constituencies of the RHAC in Goalpara and Kamrup districts is October 25 and the scrutiny of nomination papers will be on October 26.
The last date for withdrawal of candidature is October 28.
The first phase of the RHAC polls, covering 13 constituencies, will be held on November 13 and the second phase will be on November 16 which will cover 12 constituencies.
The third phase of polling will cover 11 constituencies and will take place on November 25.
Voting will take place between 7 am and 3 pm on each day. Counting of votes will be done on November 30.
There will be 600 polling stations in the RHAC and 3.37 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes.
Dutta said 25 of the 36 constituencies of the RHAC have been reserved for ST candidates and the remaining 11 will be open seats. Of the total 36 seats, six have been reserved for women candidates.
The expenditure ceiling for candidates for the RHAC elections has been fixed at Rs 1 lakh.
Dutta said he has already held talks with senior State administration and police officials for security arrangements in the run-up to and during the polling process.
He added that panchayat polls in the areas where voting could not take place in February are being held simultaneously with the RHAC elections to ensure that theresults of the one do not affect the other.
“There will be no new nominations for the panchayat polls. Candidates had already filed their nominations and the ballot papers are ready. So we are terming the process as repolling,” Dutta said.
The panchayat repolling will be held in two phases on November 20 and 27 and there willbe 172 polling stations covering around 1.50 lakh voters. Among others, nine Zilla Panchayat members will be elected.
The counting of the panchayat votes will also be done on November 30. 


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Result of the last week:

Are Bodos in need of a new student organization? Your opinion?

A. Yes
  1 (9%)

B. No
  8 (72%)

C. Never now
  3 (27%)

D. It may bring another clash amongst Bodos
  2 (18%)

E. It is a must for development of Bodos
  0 (0%)
F. ABSU has failed to meet its commitment
  0 (0%)
G. Can not say
  0 (0%)
H. It is only for benefit of tainted leaders
  3 (27%)














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