In the four Lok Sabha seats of Assam that went to poll on Tuesday in the Phase-III of polling, Dhubri recorded the highest turnout out with 86.94%. There are 10 assembly segments under the Dhubri LS constituency- Mankachar, Salmara South, Dhubri, Gauripur, Golakganj, Bilasipara West, Bilasipara East, Goalpara East, Goalpara West, and Jaleswar.
Meanwhile, the villagers of Bhugdanga and Fauskarkuti expressed their anger over the negligence of the political parties as well as the candidates towards these villages situated in Indo-Bangla border. Notably, Fauskarkuti village can be reached after crossing the Kallu River.
The villagers alleged on the polling day that transportation in the village is very problematic. The residents of the village stated that people can enter their village only after undergoing security check at the BSF’s gate.In the LP School booth the villages there were 375 voters. And the voters casted their votes in Bhugdanga LP School booth on April 23rd, 2019. And in the polling booth there were 905 turn out.It is worth mentioning that few villages in Bangladesh namely Souparkuti, Borkhamar and Dhuliapara, centered round the two villages of Gauripur.
The voters of the two villages of Gauripur mentioned that there is no border or security fences between Bangladesh’s villages and India’s Bhugdanga and Fauskarkuti villages. They also said in grief, “No candidate from any of the political party came here for campaigning”.
Talking to the media they said, “We don’t know which candidate belongs to which particular party. In our two villages no mention of any political party banner or poster were being put. But as we are Indians we have to vote as voting is our prime duty. Political parties may forget us but we as Indians won’t forget to cast our votes.”
The condition of both the villages is poor as there is no good provision of hospitals, schools and transportation. People are facing problems since ages but government is not putting the helping hand for the residents of these two villages.
They also alleged that people of other states neglect them, youths of the Bhugdanga and Fauskarkuti also faces problem in getting marriage proposals. The guests or relatives finds no interest in visiting their relatives in the villages, as they had to give much information about their stay.
In spite of problems faced by the villagers, the people of both the villages casted their votes and they are hopeful this year that government will offer support to the residents of the villages.