With just five days left for the poll, the election frenzy in state is reaching the crescendo with the biggest names from both Congress and BJP landing at the battleground called Assam and going on a full frontal attack mode. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi repeatedly took digs at Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s age in his rallies last week, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that if BJP comes to power in the state, Assam would be run from either the RSS headquarter in Nagpur or Prime Minister’s Office.
Gandhi, who addressed three rallies in Diphu, Karimganj and Sonai, directly attacking BJP said, ‘First they will come and ask for your votes and then Assam will not be run from here, but will be run from Nagpur or the Prime Minister’s Office. The truth is wherever BJP goes, it tries to make people fight with each other. For example in Haryana, for 10 years there was peace and no violence or anger was there when Congress was in power, but within months of BJP coming to power there was violence and jats and non-jats are fighting with each other.’
‘He thinks that he knows everything’ he quipped.
He further said that the Prime Minister knows how to make promises but doesn’t know how to fulfill them. ‘Many people had trusted him and had thought that he could do something for them. But he broke their trust and now it is only big businessmen who are happy in the country and not farmers, labourers, women, youth or the poor of the country. next time Modiji comes to Assam, ask him about the promises he made to you for bringing back black money, tackle price rise, funding of Assam and providing MSP for farmers, ask him as to which promise he has fulfilled.’ he said.
Rahul himself made a number of promises like providing 10 lakh jobs to youth, filling up all vacant government posts, giving jobs to 2 lakh teachers, providing rice at Rs 2 a kilo, cold storage facilities and agriculture banks to farmers and housing for all.