Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Political Mirror

Elections

Congress will eliminate hatred, bring peace in Assam: Rahul Gandhi

MARIANI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the BJP, accusing it of attacking Assam’s culture, language, history and brotherhood, and promised to eliminate hatred and bring peace if voted to power in the state.

Gandhi, while addressing an election rally at Mariani in Jorhat district, alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi works only for the 2-3 richest industrialists of the country and not for the commoners.

“The BJP is attacking Assam’s culture, language, history and brotherhood…we will protect you and your culture and identity, eliminate hatred and bring peace. It is your state and it cannot be run from Nagpur,” Gandhi said.

Attacking the ruling party in Assam, he said the entire state is being “handed over” to outsiders.

“The government has given Rs 2,000 crore of your money to modernise the Guwahati airport. Now that has been snatched from you and was given to (Gautam) Adani. In this way, everything in the country is being given to his 2-3 richest businessmen friends,” Gandhi said.

He alleged that the BJP makes different promises at different places but does not fulfil them.

“I never lie. See what I had said before the polls in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Punjab. I had said that farmers’ loans will be waived. Within six hours of forming the government in Chhattisgarh, it was done. Likewise, every promise in other states was fulfilled,” he said.

He was campaigning in Mariani, which is going to polls in the first phase on March 27, in support of sitting three- time heavyweight Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi, who will have a direct contest with BJP nominee Ramani Tanti.

Source: Press Trust of India 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

JD(U)

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) on Tuesday retained the reserved Kusheshwar Asthan assembly seat, defeating the nearest rival, of Lalu Prasad’s RJD,...

GOVERNMENTS

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought responses from the Centre and others on a petition seeking a direction to ensure investigation and...

GOVERNMENTS

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday appointed a five- member committee headed by former apex court judge Indu Malhotra to probe the security...

SP

LALITPUR: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government, alleging that it left people to die and stopped them from...

AAP

NEW DELHI: Two days in the past, the Election Commission elevated the expenditure restrict from Rs 28 lakh to Rs 40 lakh in candidates in...