WATCH: Mishing tribe's Babul hopes Sonowal can bring flood relief to Majuli

Elections are not just about politicians. They are about people and issues. And what really drives their vote.

Catch is, therefore, starting a 'Meet the Voter' series to capture what different impact groups in the poll-bound states are feeling. This is true insight into the upcoming assembly elections: up-close and hyper-personal.


Majuli is one of the most important constituencies in the Assam Assembly elections this time around, because the BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate, Sarbananda Sonowal, is contesting from here against three-time sitting MLA Rajib Lochan Pegu.

Majuli is a large river island in the Brahmaputra in Upper Assam, and the annual floods in the river is the locals' biggest concern.

Catch spoke to Babul Shimti, who belongs to the Mishing tribe in Majuli, who highlighted the plight of the locals. He says the government has never provided enough help to the flood-affected people, but hopes that Sonowal will be able to change that.

Watch the interview with Shimti to understand the problem the Mishing tribe faces.


Kunal Majumder

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