Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his poll campaign in Assam which is going to polls this April.
Offering a developmental agenda to the state, in his first address at Tinsukia, the Prime Minister urged voters to give BJP a chance for five years for total transformation.
“People who ruled the state for 60 years are responsible for the backwardness of the state, Assam is in terrible state because of the decades of neglect,” he said.
The Prime Minister said that, many villages in Assam still do not have electric poles after 60 years of congress rule.
“Assam was one of the most prosperous states at the time of independence. Today, it is one of the poorest,” he said.
In the first stoppage at Tinsukhiya, the prime minister said that his fight is with the poverty, corruption and unemployment in Assam and not with the Chief Minister.
“I respect Tarun Gogoi, he is respectable man, very senior. I have no fight with Gogoi, my fight is with poverty in Assam,” he said.
Addressing the local crowds in Tinsukhiya, the Prime Minister promised to bring door step opportunities for locals by promoting rural economy.
“Our Tea estates Workers are an inspiration, they have got the nation pride, they need proper market link to prosper economically,” said PM Modi
Pitching for the party’s Chief Ministerial candidate, Sarbananda Sonowal, PM asked the crowds to give him a chance to develop the state.
“Give Sarbanada five years, he will work to bring out of the troubles of past 60 years,”he said.
Describing his party’s vision for the state Modi said ‘Development, Speedy development, all round development.’
Prime Minister is scheduled to attend rallies in Majuli, Bihpuria, Bokakhat and Jorhat constituencies later in the day. All these constituencies are going to vote on April 4, the first phase of Assam Polls.
His address at Maujuli is expected to be a special as it is the constituency of BJP’s CM candidate Sarbananda Sonowal.