Pitched for the second phase of the election in Assam, it’s a last minute electioneering for Hareshwar Burman. High on confidence quotient, Burman is leaving no stones unturned to register a victory for Raijor Dol, a political party he represents from the Ragiya constituency in the Kamrup district of Assam.
With a paltry Rs 30,000 in his account as his declared asset in his affidavit provided to the election commission and a half broken cycle, modern day electioneering is fast slipping out of his reach. To manage things at least with the bare minimum, Hareshwar Burman has mortgaged his three bighas of inherited farm land.
“I had to put my agricultural fields on mortgage. Ours is an interior place, I could manage only one and a half lakhs of rupees from it. If anyone is contesting an election today, politically he needs a minimum of Rs 12 lakhs to put forward a fair contest. Couple of my friends have supported me financially, unfortunately that too is not providing enough. If needed, I might as well sell the field to fund my elections. I need to win it at any cost to prove myself and keep the hopes of my party alive,” says Burman.
News Source : news 18