Prime Minister Narendra Modi aggresively kick started the poll campaign in Assam by saying “My fight is not against Tarun Gogoi but with poverty.
Addressing a rally in Tinsukia Modi said,”Gogoi says his fight is with me, but my fight is not against Gogoi but poverty and destruction of Assam.When we got independence, Assam was in the list of top 5 developed states. Now, it is in the list of the worst.”
Announcing chief ministerial candidate of BJP for Assam, Modi said ,”Assam will get a young CM in Sarbanand Sonowal and Assam will scale new heights of progress.”
Asking people to vote for BJP, Modi said ,”I want your blessings, to take Assam to new heights.”
Modi accused Congress of mis governance and said ” Congress misrule in Assam is reposnsible for the shortage of water in the state despite possessing huge water resources”
Wooing voters, Modi said,”The day is not far when children in India will be taught A for Assam.”
BJP is contesting Assam elections by joining hands with Bodoland People’s Front , which is having strong presence in Kokrajhar and its neighbouring areas. The party has been in power in Bodoland Territorial Council since its inception in 2003. With the new alliance, BJP’s prospects of coming to power have been enhanced.
Modi said ,”BJP and allies will together bail out Assam from poverty, corruption, under development”.
Modi has a hectic day ahead as he has to address four rallies in Tinsukia, Majuli, Bihpuria, Bokakhat and a meeting with locals at Jorhat.
The prime minister is also scheduled to address rallies at Rangapara and Karimganj on March 27, the release added.
BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal is contesting from Majuli assembly constituency.
Assam will vote in two phases on April 4 and 11.
The BJP is contesting on 91 of 126 assembly constituencies of the state leaving 24 seats for Asom Gana Parishad and rest for Bodo People’s Front and other smaller parties.