Home Minister campaigns for Mayur Borgohain in Nazira
SIVASAGAR, March 15: Addressing a massive rally on Sunday in Nazira LAC for BJP candidate Mayur Borgohain, who is pitted against Congress’ Debabrata Saikia, Union Home Minister Amit Shah came down heavily on the Congress for taking AIUDF supremo Badruddin Ajmal’s help for reviving its electoral fortunes in Assam.
Shah said Ajmal, on one hand, safeguards the interests of illegal settlers and on the other sits on the shoulders of Rahul Gandhi, and therefore, it is hypocritical for the Congress to say that they would drive out the Bangladeshi migrants from Assam’s soil. The BJP drove the illegal settlers out of Kaziranga and many other places, but the Congress did nothing in this regard, Shah said. As the BJP had promised five years back, terrorism has been rooted out from this holy land and people nowadays do not wake up to the sounds of gunshots anymore. Assam is now peaceful and speedily marching ahead on the path of development, the Home Minister said.
Shah appealed to the voters to give the BJP five more years to make Assam flood-free once and for all, and make the State one of the most advanced in India. This would be possible only if they vote for the young candidate Mayur Borgohain from Nazira LAC, which, he said, badly needs a healing touch.
Shah said that Dr Manmohan Singh was a Prime Minister for 10 years representing Assam, and everyone knows what he had done for the State. In comparison, the BJP, in the last five years, under the leadership of Sarbananda Sonowal and Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, has accomplished spectacular development in almost all sectors, be it medical and engineering colleges, hospitals, schools, bridges, roads, etc. In the Covid-19 management, too, Assam has stood first among all the states, the credit for which goes to the Health Minister, Shah said. The Congress, Shah said, gave Assam Rs 80,000 crore in 30 years, but the BJP has given Rs 1,55,000 crore to the State for development projects in just five years. In addition, Rs 46,000 crore has been given for development in the oil sector alone, besides benefiting seven crore people under the PM’s Ayushman Bharat scheme and millions more under the Atal Amrit Yojana, he said.