GUWAHATI: While addressing a rally at Tamulpur in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterating the benefits of double engine government both in the Centre and the State said that it has given double benefits to the people of Assam.
He further said that in the last five years, due to the double-engine government development has taken place in improving connectivity, making lives easier for women and increasing opportunities for the youth.
Asserting that in the last 5 years, several bridges were built and construction work of half a dozen bridges are going on in the state, he said that the NDA government has strived to holistically empower every section of the society in line with 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas' be it constructing houses or toilets or providing gas connections.
He said that the BJP government works for everyone without discrimination but some people divide the country for vote bank, which is unfortunately called secularism.
"Whenever we make a plan, we make it for everyone. We work hard to provide benefits of that scheme to the people of every region, to all classes of people, without discrimination, without bias," said Modi.
He added, "We work for everyone without discrimination, but some people divide the country for vote bank, which is unfortunately called secularism. But if we work for everyone, it's called communal. This game of secularism-communism has done a lot of damage to the country."
Citing the example of the Bodo Accord, the PM said that the attempt was an effort to alleviate the sufferings of many mothers and sisters.
He further urged the militants who are yet to surrender to return to the mainstream. "Those who are still following the path of violence, I urge all of them to lay down their arms and join the mainstream for the sake of building a peaceful and Aatmanirbhar Assam," he said.
He added, "I assure our mothers and sisters here that your wards will not have to carry guns, they do not have to spend their lives in jungles, they do not have to fall prey to anyone's bullet. This is the commitment of the NDA government."
The PM while requesting to the first time voters to vote responsibly said, "the vote that you will cast as India celebrates its 75th year of independence will also determine how far ahead Assam will be when we celebrate 100 years of independence. There is a clear roadmap for this in the BJP's resolution letter."
He further urged the people to reject the Congress-led 'Mahajoot' or grand alliance which he refers to as 'Mahajuth', and ensure the victory of the BJP government.
"Just as in the first two phases, you have ensured victory of maximum seats of BJP and NDA, similarly you have to do it in the third phase as well," he said.