Sonowal promises strong BTC, more Central funds


KOKRAJHAR, April 4: The Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, Sarbanda Sonowal, while addressing a huge election meeting of the BJP at Chandrapara near Kokrajhar town ton Saturday, said that though a representative of Assam was Prime Minister of the country for 10 years, the people of the State have not seen any significant development and change.

Sonowal, who campaigned for BJP candidates Monoj Kr. Brahma (Bargaon), Samarendra Brahma (Debargaon), Raj Kumar Brahma (Baokhungri), Maloti Rani rzary (Salakati) and Bibhuti Borgoyary (Dotma) at Chandrapara, said the people of BTAD wanted all-round development but the BPF failed to deliver on its promises, for which the people now want change.

Sonowal said only the BJP, led by rendra Modi, will be able to bring about change in the backward region through rapid economic development. He said the BJP will work for all communities, besides ensuring security and job to all families. “BJP is dedicated to welfare of the people. We want to give the BTC a strong administrative set-up with sound economy, like that of Gujarat,” he said, adding that the BJP will take care of security of the people and bring about development.

Sonowal said the BTC region should be free from illegal Bangladeshis. He, however, said that the BJP will give equal opportunities to all communities, ensuring the dignity and respect of each. The BTC region has lots of sporting talent but there is only one SAI centre in Kokrajhar with poor infrastructure, he rued, adding that the BJP will upgrade the existing SAI complex in Kokrajhar, besides setting up stadiums with modern facilities in four BTC districts if voted to power.

The Union Minister asked people to understand the ‘deceitful’ ture of the Congress which doles out fincial packages before polls and forgets once the polls are over. He assured direct funds from the Centre to the BTC if voted to power and said that action will be taken against anybody found indulging in corruption.

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