SILCHAR, March 4 - Speaking at a public meeting at the SM Dev Stadium here, AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, �The Congress believes in inclusive politics and will not allow the Narendra Modi-led government to impose its ideology on the people of this country.�
�The Congress will not allow the BJP�s intent to rule the country with policies formulated from the RSS headquarters at Nagpur,� he said and asserted that his party will keep putting pressure on the NDA government at the Centre against such policies. �Acche Din will come in 2019,� Rahul claimed.
Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, Rahul said that the BJP is known for dividing people and disturbing peace across the nation. �Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has restored peace in Assam, which was tottering under insurgency issues in the early part of 2000.
�Haryana was also peaceful. But ever since the BJP formed the government there, Haryana is battling with unrest and chaos.
�The BJP is excellent in its marketing of illusive promises to the people. But the NDA government has removed the Special Category State status to Assam, thus depriving the State of the Centrally-sponsored financial help. Hence, people of the State must be judicious in selecting the next government in Assam,� the AICC vice-president said.
He informed that members of the party election manifesto committee will be sent to Barak Valley to seek opinion from the people on development of the region.
Earlier, Rahul unveiled the bust of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi at the Congress office and also participated in the citizens� meeting at the Rajiv Bhawan and offered prayers at the altar of the language martyrs at the Gandhi Park.
Our Correspondent from Nagaon adds: Launching the election rally here, Rahul said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had started some notable events in the country, and the IT revolution was one of them. He added that Rajiv Gandhi had started another programme, the Panchayati Raj system in the country. Rajiv had a vision; that the bureaucrats, MPs, MLAs or Ministers should not decide the fate of the people residing in villages. The outcome of the vision was the MGNREGA, IAY and other schemes for the poor, he added.
Rahul also praised Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for implementing the various schemes successfully for the downtrodden people of the State.
Urging Panchayat members to be sincere in implementing the government schemes, Rahul said the future of Assam and its people should be decided by its people and not from Nagpur.
Addressing the rally, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi criticised the NDA government at the Centre for reducing funds for pro-poor schemes. He assured that pro-poor schemes will continue even if the Centre does not allotted funds for such schemes.
Congress central leader Dr CP Joshi, State Congress chief Anjan Dutta, Minister Rakibul Hussain and others also addressed the gathering.
Rahul, who is scheduled to spend the night here at Nagaon, will stage a padayatra from the Swahid Bhawan to Boirghat to address a public meeting there.