Morigaon: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday exuded confidence that women, girls and youths from the ‘Miya’ group will vote for the BJP within the Lok Sabha elections. ‘Miya’ is initially a pejorative time period used for Bengali-speaking Muslims in Assam. In current years, nevertheless, activists from the group have began adopting this time period as a gesture of defiance.

“I believe that daughters, women and youths of the Miya community will vote for the BJP this time. I am struggling for Miya women so that there should not be talaqs, child marriage, and women should get property rights,” Sarma advised reporters right here.

Commenting on Dhubri Lok Sabha seat, Sarma stated, if doable, he desires candidates of each Congress and AIUDF “to win and go to Delhi for the future of Assam”.

“I am hoping for Rakibul Hussain’s win. If he goes to Delhi, then we don’t need so many battalions at Kaziranga. We will cut down on that,” he stated, indicating at the Congress chief’s alleged involvement in rhino poaching.

“If (Badruddin) Ajmal goes to Delhi, then many of our Muslim girls won’t need to marry at an early age. He himself is looking to marry one such girl. If it’s possible, I wish both of them should win for Assam’s betterment,” Sarma stated.

AIUDF chief and Dhubri’s sitting MP Badruddin Ajmal has reportedly stated that the BJP was making an attempt to impress the Muslims and if he wished to marry once more, no person may cease him as his faith allowed him to take action.


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