DIBRUGARH, Aug 30 - Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat today exuded confidence that Congress would bounce back in the state in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
He said that as per present assessment,the Congress should win 11 out of the 14 seats in Assam.
�The Congress workers are now upbeat and are working hard to regain the lost seats. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the last Lok Sabha elections by deceit. The BJP made several heart-stirring promises to woo the voters. The voters have now realized today that they were deceived,� said Rawat.
The Congress leader was addressing newsmen at Rajiv Bhawan here today after his two-day visit to Upper Assam. He was in the eastern most part of the state to enthuse and rejuvenate the spirit of the party workers in view of the ensuing Lok Sabha and panchayat polls. He interacted with the office bearers of the district committees, block committees and select workers of the tea garden during his visit to Tinsukia and Dibrugarh district.
Rawat said that four-and-a-half years ago the voters in the country were led to believe that change in the government would bring them �acche din� (good days).On the contrary, things have become the worst under the NDA government. �Modi turned out to be the biggest liar of not only the Indian democracy but perhaps of the whole world,� he claimed.
Rawat raised the same issues the state Congress leadership has been highlighting so far to counter the BJP party like Modi�s false promises of generating 2 crore employment annually, depositing Rs 15 lakh into the bank account of each citizen, the promise to decrease the prices of fuel and cooking gas, giving ST status to six communities, raising wage of the tea garden workers to Rs 350 and providing Minimum Support Price (MSP) to the farmers etc.
�Along with the BJP�s false promises, the Congress party will also expose the scams under the Modi-led government like �Bank fraud�, �Rafale deal Controversy�, �Black Money�, corruption and all the commission and omission of the government in the run up to the next Lok Sabha elections,� the Congress leader said.
The newly-appointed Congress leader in-charge for Assam also raised the issue of �special category� status. He said that Assam was deprived of substantial amount of developmental funds from the Centre as the state was stripped off the �special category� status by the Modi-led government.