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People of Assam want a Congress-free State: Himanta

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT


SILCHAR, Dec 27: BJP leader and party’s Assam in-charge Mahendra Singh today said here that the BJP will not rest till the Tarun Gogoi led Congress is thrown out of Assam.

“Lack of power and employment opportunities for the youth are among the major issues plaguing the state. The Congress led state government is a complete failure. During the tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee led NDA Government in the Centre, the East-West Corridor project connecting Silchar with Saurashtra was started, but the project is yet to be completed due to the bottlenecks and unnecessary interference of the state government,” Singh said addressing a public meeting here today.

He said rendra Modi led NDA Government has launched a number of welfare projects for the people of India.

“The BJP believes in the policy of inclusive welfare irrespective of caste, creed and religion while Congress believes in the policy of divide and rule. BJP has sanctioned the highest amount of grants for the welfare of Assam in the past one year. But, Assam continues to remain the most backward region of the country due to Congress misrule,” he said adding, “All the funds sanctioned for public welfare have been under public glare due to their misuse.”

He added that it was due to the initiative of Modi Government that the Silchar-Lumding BG conversion could be completed.

The programme began with the lighting of auspicious lamp before the portrait of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya by Veerbhadra Hajger, BJP district president of Dima Hasao.

The conference was attended by Ram Madhav, tiol BJP secretary, Sarbanda Sonowal, Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, election strategist, Bijoya Chaktaborty, MP, Kabindra Purkayastha, former union minister, Dilip Paul, MLA, Parimal Suklabaidya, former MLA, Dr. Rajdeep Roy, state general secretary, Aminul Haque Laskar, state secretary, among other leaders.

BJP state president Sarbanda Sonowal said that the Gogoi led Congress has always adopted a step-motherly attitude towards the development and welfare of the people of this valley. He held Congress responsible for the present condition of Hindustan Paper Corporation at Panchgram.

Addressing the gathering, Kabindra Purkayastha said the people of India including Assam want the country free from Congress.

Himanta Biswa Sarma said if BJP comes to power, policies will be formulated to provide employment to thousands of unemployed youths of the state. The BJP believes in ‘Look East, Act East’ policy. Criticizing Tarun Gogoi, Sarma said, the present Chief Minister believes only in the ‘yarn and blanket politics’. Sarma further said BJP will start a medical college in the border town of Karimganj and develop Assam into a self-sustaining and highly industrialized state.

The people of this valley are looking for a positive change. Sarma assured the gathering that the party will work for the welfare and development of the valley. He expressed hope that BJP will win the majority of valley seats in the ensuing 2016 elections.

Bijoya Chakraborty said the infrastructure of each and every public department in the valley is in total mess. Chakraborty hit out at Congress leaders for pushing Barak Valley to a state of dismal development.

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