With the enclave residents all set to vote for the first time since Independence, the new voters are being aggressively wooed by various political parties, who are taking credit for resolving the 68-year old border dispute.
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said at various rallies in Coochbehar district that it was their government which resolved the enclave problem. She claimed, none of the previous state governments could address it. Banerjee’s comments were echoed by party’s district President Rabindranath Ghosh who promised to usher in development if TMC won in Coochbehar.
The BJP, which is heading the NDA government at the Centre, also took the credit of resolving the enclave problems. Party’s National Secretary Rahul Sinha said that their government at the Centre took the initiative and solved the problem.
He claimed, his party has been with the people of enclaves from the very beginning.
The 51 enclaves are spread across Dinhata, Mekliganj, Sitai, Sitalkuchi and Toofanganj Assembly constituencies, with over 14864 residents has over 9776 registered voters.