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2000-cr package for Barak Valley promised

By Correspondent

HAILAKANDI, March 24 - Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in an election rally yesterday at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Stadium in Hailakandi announced the sanction of a Rs 2000-crore special package for the development of Barak Valley, if it comes to power for the fourth time in a row.

It can be mentioned here that Gogoi had sanctioned a Rs 1000-crore special package for the valley after coming to power for the third time in 2011. He was addressing a meeting in favour of three party candidates of the district, Gautam Roy (Katlicherra), Anam Uddin Laskar (Hailakandi) and Rahul Roy (Algapur). He said that the Congress-led Assam Government is always concerned about the development of Barak Valley and its people. He acknowledged that the maximun number of MLAs came from the Barak Valley in the last Assembly. He ruled out any Modi factor in the Valley and said that the people have now become conscious and understood that the BJP is the puppet of AASU. The alliance of BJP with the AGP has clearly revealed that both the parties share the same political ideology, particularly, regarding the Assam Accord. He strongly condemned the strategy of both the parties to polarise the voters on the basis of religion. He cautioned the people of the Valley to prevent the entry of communal forces like the BJP and its allies.

He also narrated the various developmental activities which had taken place in the State during the time of Congress reign. The meeting, presided over by the president of Hailakandi District Congress Committee, Ashok Duttagupta was addressed by the two ministers Gautam Roy and Siddique Ahmed, and Rahul Roy among others.

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