Assam Polls: Gogoi targets BJP, calls Modi a magician

RSTV Bureau
Tarun Gogoi, Assam Chief Minister. Photo- PTI

Tarun Gogoi, Assam Chief Minister.
Photo- PTI

With less than fifteen days left for the assembly polls, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has sharpened the attack on BJP-AGP alliance.

Addressing a party workers gathering in Jorhat district, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a good magician.

“Modi is more than P C Sarkar. He has got great magic power and super magical power. He is a very good marketer for his party products and gives tall and false promises,” Gogoi said.

Gogoi said that Narendra Modi is a big man and he has no relation with common people.

“ He has relations with big countries like the US, China, Japan, Australia, UAE etc,” said Gogoi.

After attending a party workers meet, Gogoi told reporters that the ruling party will be back to power by winning more than 65 seats and will form the government without help from any other party.

“Congress will win over 65 seats in the state’s 126-seat Assembly in the forthcoming polls and will form a majority government,” said the congresses Chief Ministerial Nominee

Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, and a few film stars are scheduled to campaign in Assam for the assembly polls.

Meanwhile the nomination process for the assembly elections has begun.

“Sitting congress MLA’s Ajanta Neog, Atul Bora, MLA Rana Goswami Jorhat filed papers,” said an election office.

Sarbanand Sonowal, BJP Chief Ministerial Candidate for Assam

Sarbanand Sonowal, BJP Chief Ministerial Candidate for Assam

Union Minister and BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in Assam Sarbananda Sonowal also filed his nomination paper from Majuli (ST) Assembly seat which goes to poll in first phase on April 4.

Chief Minister and Congress nominee Tarun Gogoi from Titabor and Sonowal will go to the polls in the first phase.

The first phase of election in Assam will be held on April 4 for 65 of the 126 Assembly constituencies spread across Barak Valley, the two hill districts of Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong, besides upper Assam in the Brahmaputra Valley.

Filing of nominations for the first phase ends on 18 March and withdrawal of nominations will conclude on 21 March.

Officials said a full EC team led by Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and Election Commissioners A K Joti and O P Rawat will visit Guwahati on March 21.

The EC will also take stock of the electoral rolls and measures deployed for security of the booths and facilities to be provided to the voters during the two-day visit.

The 126-member Assam assembly will have two phase polling on April 4 and 11 while the counting of votes will take place on May 19 along with four other states which also go to polls.