“I am happy that one of my opposition candidates this year is a female and I expect a healthy contest,” said Batadroba MLA Angoorlata Deka after filing her nomination on Tuesday.
“More and more women should join politics, contest elections and try and register a victory and make their presence felt at the Assembly,” Deka further added.
“When I first contested in 2016, I was an unknown figure in the state’s political scenario. However, the people of Batadroba welcomed me with an open heart and they showered their immense love and care. This was mainly because they knew that only the Bharatiya Janata Party had the will to work for the people and they have seen massive development in these five years,” she added.
“I am confident that people will shower the same love and care in the ensuing polls as well,” she further said adding that she was confident of her victory.
Meanwhile, two more candidates- Shivamoni Bora of the Congress and Arup Kumar Saikia from the newly floated Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP)- also filed nominations from the Batadroba constituency on Tuesday.
Speaking to the media after filing her nomination, Bora said that she was confident of victory and that there was no doubt about it.
On being asked if the resignation of former minister Gautam Bora would go against Congress’ way, she said, “Gautam Bora’s resignation will not affect the party or the outcome.”
“I am confident that I will win as the people of Batadroba has seen that there has been no development in the constituency in the last five years,” Bora reiterated.
AJP’s Arup Kumar Saikia, who is also confident of victory, said that he would work along with the youths of the constituency for its betterment and development.
“I will make Batadroba- the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardev- a world-class site and see that no youth of the constituency remains unemployed,” he said.