RANGAPARA, Oct 16 - Laying stress on the total development of the region, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the BJP government is always committed to work for the welfare of every community living in the State.
Sonowal who attended a series of election rallies at Rangapara-Phulbari, Borghat-Jaroni, Balipara and Chardwar for the bypoll to the 74 Rangapara LAC in Sonitpur district, stated that most of the time, Rangapara LAC was under the domination of the Congress, but witnessed no notable development. �In 2016, Rangapara was won by the BJP, and its able representative Pallab Lochan Das within a very short span of time managed to expedite many developmental works in the constituency. However, he had to leave the constituency as the people of Tezpur LS seat of which Rangapara is an LAC, elected him to represent them in the Parliament. His remaining development works will be completed by the BJP candidate Rajen Borthakur.�
He also countered the Congress party�s allegation of BJP doing religious politics, saying that the Congress has to be blamed in this regard as history reveals that it always used the communal or religious issue as its key point to win elections. �We can claim that during the BJP rule under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, nobody is harassed in the name of religion, no Muslim or Christian is humiliated or stopped from practising his or her religious activities. But now that the Congress has no base among the people, it is busy in maligning the image of the BJP government with certain baseless allegations.� He added that Rangapara constituency is a place inhabited by people from different castes and communities and religions including Tea Tribes, Boros, Nepalis, Muslims, Assamese etc., and the BJP is very much committed to the development of all these people. He also stated that BJP will win all the seats that will go for bypolls on October 24. Meanwhile, at the sidelines of the public meeting, replying to a query on the coal syndicate issue raised by Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi against him, Sonowal rejected the allegation and said that syndicate culture was begun by the Congress.