SILCHAR, Dec 26: Along with celebrating December 25 as the 91st birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as ‘Sushasan Divas’, BJP in-charge of Assam, Mahendra Singh, in fact, heralded the poll campaign by addressing series of street corner public meetings in Silchar on Friday. While remembering Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an icon of good governce and model of development, Singh in his first public meeting at Tarapur said it was time to throw Tarun Gogoi Government lock, stock and barrel out of power.
He described Congress led government at Dispur as a symbol of corruption and the system of governce deeply steeped in corrupt practices.
“The interests of common people and their socio-economic development were completely undermined. Public criticism about rampant malpractices and frauds in the implementation of various schemes and projects was ignored by the ruling power at Dispur” he said
Singh said that BJP would take over the reign of power in Dispur in the Assembly elections of 2016, likely to be held in the early part of April.
Taking about the celebration of Vajpayee’s birth day, he pointed out this day was being celebrated as the day of ‘good governce’.
The BJP leader virtually went to the extent of declaring that the days of good governce in Assam were not far off. On this day of Vajpayee’s birthday, the commitment of the party and its leaders was to make Assam free from Congress. This was the refrain he repeated in the public meetings at ward nos. 24, 26 and 18.
Singh minced no words to declare that whatever might be the predictions of poll pundits, BJP would come to power at Dispur after the Assembly elections of 2016.
Along with Mahindra Singh, party leaders Deepayan Chakraborty, Sashanka Shekhar Dhar and Madhumita Sarma as well as Kusumeshu Purkayastha also addressed the meetings.
Biplob Debth, another leader, also joined them. All of them were critical of the method of governce and style of functioning of Gogoi Government for the last 15 years. Reverting back to Gogoi’s misrule, all of them termed it as one of false promises and lollipops. “As a specific instance, the much hyped promise of Rs.1,000 crore package for Barak Valley was quoted and its fate, they said, should be made public. It would be no surprise if the Chief Minister came forward with a promise of Rs.10,000 crore package before the elections. This would no more work. People had been well aware of the fake assurances of Chief Minister and his ministers” they said.