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Cong flays Modi�s comment on Gogoi

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, March 28 - The Congress today termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s comment on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi�s advancing age as �undignified�.

�It was a very undignified statement from a Prime Minister. Gogoi was made Chief Minister by the people of Assam, not Modi. Who is he to judge whether Gogoi should be made CM or not?� Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari told reporters here.

He was responding to PM Modi�s comment at an election rally on Saturday, where the latter had brought up the issue of the Assam CM�s age, saying, �Gogoiji, in a few years you will be 90 years. You are my elder. I come to Assam to (offer) pranam to you and not fight with you�.

According to the affidavit filed for the upcoming Assembly election, Gogoi�s age is about �79 years�.

Tiwari said there is no substance in Modi�s statements, which was full of �rhetorics�.

�Except rhetoric and unsubstantiated statements, the PM does not have anything to say. In the last 22 months, he has not fulfilled a single promise made to the people of Assam,� he said.

On the other hand, he has only discriminated against Assam, Tiwari claimed.

�We have only seen economic morass, insecurity on the border and instability on the political front,� he added.

Tiwari alleged that Modi is giving false promises to the people of Assam solely to garner votes.

�BJP will be responsible for complete political and economic breakdown of Assam, God forbid, if people of Assam make a wrong decision,� the Congress leader said.

Tiwari said, going by the last 22 months� national experience, �I appeal to the people of Assam to vote for a Congress government for the fourth term.� � PTI

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Cong flays Modi�s comment on Gogoi

GUWAHATI, March 28 - The Congress today termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s comment on Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi�s advancing age as �undignified�.

�It was a very undignified statement from a Prime Minister. Gogoi was made Chief Minister by the people of Assam, not Modi. Who is he to judge whether Gogoi should be made CM or not?� Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari told reporters here.

He was responding to PM Modi�s comment at an election rally on Saturday, where the latter had brought up the issue of the Assam CM�s age, saying, �Gogoiji, in a few years you will be 90 years. You are my elder. I come to Assam to (offer) pranam to you and not fight with you�.

According to the affidavit filed for the upcoming Assembly election, Gogoi�s age is about �79 years�.

Tiwari said there is no substance in Modi�s statements, which was full of �rhetorics�.

�Except rhetoric and unsubstantiated statements, the PM does not have anything to say. In the last 22 months, he has not fulfilled a single promise made to the people of Assam,� he said.

On the other hand, he has only discriminated against Assam, Tiwari claimed.

�We have only seen economic morass, insecurity on the border and instability on the political front,� he added.

Tiwari alleged that Modi is giving false promises to the people of Assam solely to garner votes.

�BJP will be responsible for complete political and economic breakdown of Assam, God forbid, if people of Assam make a wrong decision,� the Congress leader said.

Tiwari said, going by the last 22 months� national experience, �I appeal to the people of Assam to vote for a Congress government for the fourth term.� � PTI