Speaking in a rally in Tinsukia, he stressed about bringing Assam back to its glory days and need for development in the state.
Will campaign in Assam today. Shall address rallies in Tinsukia, Majuli, Bihpuria, Bokakhat and Jorhat. @BJP4India@bjpassampradesh — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 26, 2016
Will campaign in Assam today. Shall address rallies in Tinsukia, Majuli, Bihpuria, Bokakhat and Jorhat. @BJP4India@bjpassampradesh
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 26, 2016
In an attempt to strike a common note with the people of the state, PM Modi said:
“When I was a tea-seller, it was Assam tea I sold which refreshed people, I owe a debt to Assam for that.”
Taking a dig at Congress party, Modi said the situation in Assam will change if three things are done- education for poorest, income to youths and medicines to old.
Modi said that he can only pay his respects to the elderly leader and praised BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal, describing him as one of his best ministers.
He said, “I am not fighting Gogoi but Gareebi (poverty).”
“The people of Assam have the right to ask the government where their money went.”
Prime Minister in his election tour of Assam will hold seven rallies in two days. The party is contesting 91 of the 126 assembly constituencies in the state. The BJP won seven of the state’s 14 Lok Sabha seats in the 2014 general election.