RANGIYA, April 9 - Coming down heavily on the Congress party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that only due to large-scale corruption in the last 15 years of rule of the Congress in the State, every possible development remained stagnant.
Addressing a huge election rally at Chepti near Rangiya, the Prime Minister stated that serious problems like lack of electricity, safe drinking water, health and hygiene, facilities for better education etc., particularly for the poor and the needy are still plaguing the State due to the lackadaisical attitude of the State Government, its lack of farsightedness and commitment for development. Extending his gratitude to the common people for extending their moral support to the BJP and its allies here in the State, he referred to the overwhelming response that he had received from the masses during the first phase of the poll. He expressed the hoped that a new government of his party will be formed with the onset of the Assamese new year after the second phase of poll here on April 11 next. He further stated that the vision of the BJP was to focus on the development of the north-eastern States of India and bring them at par with other developed states of the country, without which a developed India was not possible. �Youths, women folk and all others, irrespective of caste and creed have come out with a changed mindset this time, so overall development can only be attained when a Government, which is committed to all-round development comes to power,� Modi said urging everyone to join hands and vote to dethrone the Congress and elect a stable Government under the BJP.
He assured that electrification work in the State would be completed within three years. New LPG connections had been provided to hundreds of deprived and needy people in the last one year under the NDA regime. �I appeal to you to vote for the BJP and its allies and provide it with a strong majority. In return, I promise to commit myself to carry out developmental works for the good of the people,� he said, adding that a stable Government under the able leadership of Sarbananda Sonowal would always remain committed for the development of the State, particularly of the disadvantaged and the needy sections. Significantly, in his 47-minute address, he did not forget to wish the people a happy Rongali bihu in Assamese, recalling a historic song of Dr Bhupen Hazarika in this connection.