‘Nehru put Assam on D category after
Partition, bade the State goodbye during Chinese war; Gogoi exhausted, time for the people to change old clothes this Bihu’
DhakuakHo/ Dhekiajuli, March 28: Mounting another scathing attack on the Congress government in the State, BJP tiol president Amit Shah, while addressing election rallies at Dhekiajuli and Dhakuakha today, alleged that the Tarun Gogoi regime only looted public money during its 15-year rule.
“There has been no development in the State in the last 15 years. Real development of Assam will come about only when voters root out the Congress totally,” he said.
Accusing the Congress of promoting corruption, Shah professed confidence that the BJP would form the next government in Assam under the leadership of Sarbanda Sonowal.
“Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi seems to be exhausted. It is high time the people of Assam give Sarbanda Sonowal a stint for five years and see the results,” he said.
Referring to Late Bhupen Hazarika’s song “Bohagot jatiye sn kore, moliyon bostro xolai”, Shah appealed to the people to discard ‘old clothes and don new ones’ this Bihu.
Shah also raked up the issue of illegal infiltration from Bangladesh, accusing the ruling Congress of not only failing to prevent it, but rather using illegal migrants as its vote bank. “Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are coming here (to campaign for the Assam Assembly elections). I challenge the Congress president to say she will stop Bangladeshi infiltration. She won’t say it. The Congress is, after all, using Bangladeshi infiltrators as its vote bank,” Shah said.
The infiltration problem would end in Assam once a BJP government is formed here, he said, adding. “We will seal the Bangladesh border and no infiltrator will be able to step in here,” he added.
“I want to ask Rahul Gandhi where was Assam put by Congress at the time of Independence and Partition. Jawaharlal Nehru had put Assam as Category D State,” Shah said, pointing out that it was only thanks to Mahatma Gandhi and Gopith Bordoloi’s (Assam’s first chief minister) efforts that Assam maged to remain within India.
“During the Chinese aggression in the 1960s, it was Nehru’s responsibility to stand with his soldiers and the people of Assam, but he addressed the tion over All India Radio, saying ‘good bye Assam, good bye Assam’. The Indian soldiers fought bravely and kept Assam within the Indian map,” he said.
Shah also addressed rallies at Sootea and oboicha.