GUWAHATI, March 11 - Leader of the Congress Legislative�Party Tarun Gogoi today said that the ensuing Assembly polls would be an interesting one as the Congress party, instead of treating it as a fight among individuals, would rather take it as a fight against the �injustice meted out to the people of the State� by the Narendra Modi Government.
�In 2001 too, things were similar and the NDA Government was in power at the Centre, but this time the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has absolute majority,� Gogoi said.
Taking a dig at the Prime Minister, Gogoi alleged that Modi was trying to exploit the sentiments of Hindus and thereby resorting to religious polarisation for political gains.
Gogoi, who was addressing media persons, said, �My fight is not against Sarbananda Sonowal or any individual. The fight will be against the injustice done by the Centre in more than one way.�������
�In fact I feel pity for people like Sonowal who are helpless before the whims and fancies of Modi. Be it from the perspective of the State or the country as a whole,�the NDA Government has failed miserably to address the issues of price rise, unemployment or even black money,� Gogoi said.
�If we do not fight, who will? People like Sarbananda Sonowal will never dare to take up the matter before the top leadership. I have been fighting for the State�s interests and will continue to do so,� Gogoi maintained.
�We gave a credible and stable Government for the last 15 years. The Modi Government only made promises, but it has failed to fulfil them,� he added. Neither the Prime Minister nor the Finance Minister has responded to the State�s concerns, which is unfortunate, Gogoi rued. �
�I appeal to the people to have faith in us,� he said.
On the Rajya Sabha nominations, Gogoi said that Ripun Bora and Rani Narah have filed their nomination papers, and that AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi wants the members from Assam to be more active in the House.