Debojit has received over 50 lakh votes from across the country while the two other contestants – Vinit and Hemachandra – have bagged 45 lakh and 32 lakh votes respectively. As per the rules of the competition, Hemachandra, representing Hyderabad, is out of the competition.
“ I’m extremely happy with the results and it has been possible due to the support of the people of my State. During the seven month-long competition, I’ve received an overwhelming response from my State”, an elated Debojit told this correspondent over telephone. Debojit is now in Delhi to perform a special programme of Zee TV after which he will perform in a series of shows in different parts in the country.
It was a tough competition for Debojit as a section people had launched a campaign against him in the name of ULFA to keep the people away from voting in his favour. But in spite of that, he maintained his composure and put up a brave front. “I had to endure criticism from different quarters, but the people of my State and my guru Ismail Darbar gave me a lot of support to overcome all these hurdles,” he added.
Upbeat with the results, Ismail Darbar, Debojit’s mentor, has hailed the people of Assam for extending unstinted support to Debojit. He also appealed to the people to keep the momentum going.
Meanwhile, the ULFA has denied any involvement in the Sa-Re-Ga-Ma-Pa. In an e-mail message, the publicity wing of the organisation said that it was a false propaganda.
The Assam Tribune