SONARI, Oct 17 - With only three days left for the bypoll of 106 Sonari Legislative Assembly constituency, political parties have intensified their campaign to attract the voters. The constituency witnessed a series of rallies today by the political bigwigs.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal held three election rallies at Naphuk Tea Estate, Bengenabari and Bhojo to woo the voters in support of the BJP candidate Nabanita Handique.
In his speech, Sonowal criticised the Congress in strong words. He said that the BJP has taken a number of steps to bring an all-round development in the State. � Our State is now on a growth trajectory under the bold leadership of Prime Minister, and more developmental schemes will be introduced in the days to come,� he said. While giving a brief sketch on the developmental schemes, the Chief Minister said that the State Government has introduced Chah Dhon Puraskar Mela, free medicines to the tea garden hospitals and free LPG under Ujala Scheme. �These schemes have immensely benefited the tea garden workers,� he claimed.
The meeting was also addressed by State Agriculture Minister and AGP President Atul Bora, Jorhat MP Topon Kumar Gogoi, Rajya Sabha MP, Kamakhya Prasad Tasa and the BJP candidate Nabonita Handique. Mahmora MLA Jugen Mohan, Lahowal MLA Rituporno Baruah, Dibrugarh MLA Prasanta Phukon, Tinisukia MLA Sanjay Kishan and senior BJP office bearers were also present on the occasion.
Similarly, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and senior Congress leader also held two election rallies at Aideopukhuri and Naphuk Tea estate in which he criticised the BJP. He said that despite promises, unemployment problem has taken a serious turn. �The saffron party has failed to check rising inflation that has seriously affected the common man. What is more alarming is that the BJP is going to privatise the oil fields,� Gogoi said. He also appealed to the people to vote for the Congress party for an all-round development. Congress candidate Susil Suri, who was also present in the meeting assured the people to work for the betterment of the society.