Congress, AASU & Moran student leaders join BJP in Doomdooma
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
DOOMDOOMA, Nov 9: Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal has exhorted people to support Bhartiya Jata Party (BJP) to make Assam a corruption-free state.
Lunching election campaign for Lakhimpur Lok Sabha by-election on November19, Sonowal who addressed two well-attended election meetings in Chabua and Doomdooma today said that it was necessary for all-round development of the State.
Launching a scathing attack on the previous Congress regime, Sonowal said people suffered badly for their (Congress Government’s) over all indulgence with corruption.
As for example, he pointed out, the recent unearthing of 2,300 crore scam of Social Welfare department.
“But BJP fulfilled its election promises by taking steps against APSC which was very much in the news for its alleged corrupt practices,” Sonowal said.
Indicating number of steps taken by BJP such as 740 KM long express highway from Sadiya to Dhubri, dredging of the river Brahmaputra for vigation, double tracking rail way lines on north and south banks, Sonowal said that BJP lead government will set up skill development centres in each of the blocks for employability of the youths.
Terming twenty-first century as era of competition, he said we shall respond to it by our active participation.
Education and health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who also addressed the gathering said that instead of present LP school level education in most of the tea gardens, State Government will set up one high school in each tea garden will make provision for giving Rs.2000 per month to pregnt women of tea garden communities.
He also made several other promises like free text book distribution upto class X, payment of admission fees upto university level to needy students, fincial help upto 2 Lakhs to cancer patients, heart and other serious patients under Atal Amrit scheme to be introduced from December 1 next.
He said with joining of Ga Shakti party the strength of present BJP-led coalition government has increased to six from present five.
“It will be our endeavor to make Assam the best state of the country within next five years,” he added.
The meeting which was presided over by Rameswar Teli, MP, Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency, was also addressed by Atul Bora, State Agriculture minister and president, Asam Ga Parishad (AGP). Four congress leaders Birinchi Saikia, Ratneswar Moran, Mahim Moran, former AASU vice-president Pulak Chetia and the former general secretary of All Moran Students’ Union, Prabodh Barua formally joined the BJP today at the meeting.