Diphu (Assam), March 29 (IANS) If the BJP wins the assembly polls in Assam, the state will be administered by the RSS from its Nagpur headquarters or by the PMO in Delhi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said here on Tuesday.
Addressing a public rally in Diphu, the district headquarters of Karbi Anglong, Gandhi said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was only good at making lofty promises but never fulfills them.
“Modi ji comes, makes lofty promises and then leaves. He never fulfills his promises. Modi ji came to Assam before the Lok Sabha polls and made promises. However, his promises are yet to be fulfilled,” Gandhi said.
“The RSS wants to impose one ideology across the country. If one ideology is imposed everywhere, what will happen to your language, culture, religion, tradition etc?”
“If the BJP comes to power in Assam, Assam will not be administered from Assam but from Nagpur or from the Prime Minister’s Office,” he said.
He said the BJP “always wants to make people fight against each other”.
“When there was a Congress government in Haryana, it was completely peaceful. However, a month after the BJP government came to power in Haryana, violence started. They did it in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, everywhere,” he said.
The BJP “wants to do the same thing in Assam by creating violence”, Gandhi said.
Countering Modi’s non-development allegations, Gandhi said it was the Congress government in Assam that brought peace to the state 15 years back and that there cannot be any development without peace.
“The Congress undertook massive work in Assam in the last 15 years but the biggest achievement of the Congress government is that the party brought peace to the once troubled and violent state,” he said.
On industrialist Vijay Mallya, against whom a case is going on in the Supreme Court over a whopping Rs.9,000-crore debt, Gandhi said: “Modi ji also did not tell you that one of his ministers met Vijay Mallya and after that Mallya fled the country, packing his six suitcases.”
“Modi ji also did not tell you that Lalit Modi, who has thousands of crores of black money, also fled the country and no effort was made to bring him back,” he said, referring to the former Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner who is currently in Europe.
“Modi ji did not tell you that on budget day, (Finance Minister) Arun Jaitley brought a new law which says all thieves and gundas (hooligans) can turn their black money into white by paying some meagre tax.”
Gandhi assured to give a package of Rs.1,000 crore to Karbi Anglong and set up a medical college and an engineering college in the hill district if the Congress is voted back to power.