Tea garden workers told not to vote for Congress

April 4th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Apr 4 (ANI): The Assam Tea Tribes Students Association (ATTSA) has appealed to tea garden workers not to vote for the Congress party in the general elections.

“We have appealed our people to boycott the Congress party,” ATTSA President Prahlad Goala said on Friday.

The association said that Tarun Gogoi-led Congress Government in the State had been negligent towards their problems.

The Association has demanded a Schedule Tribe status for the tea workers. It has also lamented lack of proper health and educational facilities for the tea workers and cited it as another reason for its call.

According to reports, the tribals have a population of around four million in the State.

General elections are scheduled to be held between April 16 and May 13, in which 714 million people would cast their votes. (ANI)

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