Shah promises to make Assam the richest state

SansadTV Bureau
BJP National President Amit Shah along with Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

BJP National President Amit Shah along with Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Making his first major election rally in poll bound Assam, BJP president Amit Shah urged voter to give BJP a chance for Assam’s development.

“This election is not for MLAs but for a decision on the future of Assam. Give BJP a chance for Assam’s development. We will make Assam the richest state under Sarbananda Sonowal with help of Asom Gana Parishad and the Bodo Peoples Front,” Shah appealed to the voters.

Addressing crowds in two different rallies, the BJP President hit out at Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi saying the state made no progress and during his 15-year tenure.

Addressing election campaign, the BJP Chief said that his party would take Assam on the road of progress if voted to power by ensuring a corruption-free government.

“Corruption is highest in Assam. No money is being spent for development of roads, electricity supply, building good hospitals. If you search, the money sent for development will be found in the ministers’ houses,” said Shah.

He held the Congress-led state government “responsible” for poverty, no electricity, ignoring tea garden workers, and 19,000 incidents of atrocities against women.

“You ask Tarun Gogoi what he has done for Assam during his last 15 years in power here. He sent a Prime Minister from Assam to the Rajya Sabha for 10 years. What did he do for making railway lines double-track? Nothing. He only talked and there is unprecedented corruption,” Shah said.

Asserting that Modi government gave special focus for Assam, Amit Shah said that a scientific plan was undertaken for controlling floods in Assam.

“Rs 25,000 crore earmarked for construction of 447 km national highways, the gas cracker project that remained dormant for 21 years has started,” he said.

With BJP government at the Centre, Shah urged the people to form an NDA government in Assam and stop infiltration “100 per cent”.

“Assam has never been safe under Congress’ 55-year reign,” he said

BJP-led government will be of the poor, backward, adivasis, tribals amd people living on far off hills, he said.

Sitting the BJP’s vision document, Shah said that Modi government has promised set up low priced medicine pharmacies, gas stoves to 1.5 crore poor homes and a special ‘deendayalu’ train with reserved coaches for the poor if it is voted to power.