Political Parties’ Grassroots Level Work for 2021 Polls Stalled Amidst Covid-19 Threat
GUWAHATI: As the politicos in Assam are gearing up for the 2021 legislative assembly elections, the grassroots level work, which is vital for all political parties one year before the elections, has been stalled due the Covid-19 threat.
A source in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) talking to G Plus said, “All grassroots level work is stalled for the time being. From 18th March to 31st March, no BJP member can enter any BJP office in the state.” He added that though now booth level meetings and similar works are very important for any political party, all the meetings are postponed.
The Opposition on Thursday had urged the Assam State Election Commission to postpone the elections for the Bodoland Territorial Council scheduled for April 4 in view of the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Accordingly, on Friday the BTC polls where postponed indefinitely.
Leader of Opposition, Debabrata Saikia, talking to G Plus said that now their party is concerned about the people of the state and not the elections. He said, “I had requested to postpone BTC polls and now I am worried about the common people.” He said that the Prime Minister in his speech or even the state government did not announce any packages for the daily wage workers who will suffer the most. The Kerala government has announced compensations. Similarly, Assam government should also provide compensations to the public for loss of income, said Saikia.
Other political party workers are also under pandemic threat and are not working for the upcoming elections now.