Ahead of Assam polls, AJP opens helpline for people to share problems, views



Regional political party Assam Jatiya Parishad to further strengthen its connection with the electorate ahead of the elections, opened a toll-free number for people to share their problems and also provide suggestions and feedback to the party.

Addressing newsmen here on Monday, AJP President Lurinjyoti Gogoi appealed to the people of Assam to share their problems, opinions and suggestions on a toll free number, “1800-270-2626.”

“We want to provide people an opportunity to be heard. As it is, there is a visible disconnect between the rulers and the ruled today. But we want this to change as in a democracy, the government has to hear the voice of the people it serves,” Gogoi said.

He informed public opinion would be reviewed every week and that grievances of people would be taken up with the concerned departments for solutions.

The AJP president also urged people to become “jatiya sevaks” (servants of the state), and register their names on a website opened by the party.

“We appeal to the people aspiring to serve the state as “jatiya sevaks” to register their names on the website, sevak.assamjatiyaparishad.org,” he said.

The regional party also sought crowd funding for their political journey ahead of the polls in April.

“We have opened a bank account number, 59202020202111 (IFSC code HDFC0000399) and appeal to the people of the state to cooperate in our political journey and donate whatever they can for the party. Accounts of fund inflows will be maintained every week and uploaded on our website,” Gogoi said.

He further urged aspiring candidates across constituencies for the upcoming polls to file their nominations of candidature by February 25, 2021, with a fee of ₹ 20,000.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)