Strong wind of change will blow away Congress in Assam: PM

Rangapara (Assam), March 27 (IANS) A strong wind blowing across Assam is all set to uproot the ruling Congress in the forthcoming assmebly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday and appealed to people for a decisive mandate in favour of the BJP.

He was addressing a public rally at Rangapara, located on the north bank of the Branhmaputra river, in Assam’s Sonitpur district.

On Saturday, Modi kick-started the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign in the poll-bound Assam by addressing four public rallies and a citizens’ meeting in four districts of the state.

“Today my programe was at 10 a.m. and I was wondering how the people will come so early? There are no roads also here. But I am happy to see such a large gathering, which has even belittled this field. I assure you that I’ll return this love of yours with interest by doing development works,” Modi told people at the rally.

“…this time, I can see that there is a strong wind of change blowing here, which will uproot the Congress. The bad governance of 15 years will end and there will be a new sunrise of development,” he said.

Targetting the Congress party for the problems of people in Assam, he appealed for a decisive mandate.

“When you press the button on April 4 and April 11, keep in your mind the Congress’ misrule of 60 years. The reason behind your problems is only these people (Congress). Press the button in such a way that BJP and its allies get absolute majority. Never give an indecisive mandate, otherwise your future will be left insecure.”

Modi said people of India gave a decisive mandate to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2014 Lok sabha polls. And now India is getting applauded worldwide.

“If you want to listen to the same applause for Assam, vote for absolute majority to BJP and its allies in the forthcoming polls.”

The two-phase assembly polls in Assam’s 126 constituencies are scheduled to take place on April 4 and April 11.

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