GUWAHATI, May 17 � The Guwahati Senior Citizens� Association (GSCA) congratulated Narendra Modi for the thumping victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Lok Sabha election.
The association in its meeting held today under the presidentship of DN Chakravartty described the victory as a very significant event in the history of independent India.
Speaking on the occasion, DN Bezboruah, former president of Editors� Guild of India, analysed the causes of the downfall of the Congress party and attributed it to the extreme reliance on dynastic rule to the exclusion of the rule of mass-based leaders in the party.
Bezboruah also mentioned about the change of the political atmosphere in the country when a single party had been able to secure absolute majority for the first time in the past three decades.
He said that the present Government � unlike the earlier coalition Governments right from the days of Viswanath Pratap Singh � would be able to chalk out programmes without depending on the whims and caprices of the leaders of the ally�s partners.
DN Chakravartty, Dr Jogendranath Nath, SK Baruah and Madhabananda Dutta Bardoloi described the BJP victory as a turning point in the history of modern India.
The speakers hoped that the newly-elected MPs from Assam would be able to persuade the new Government to declare the Assam floods as a national problem and also to alert the Government about the vital needs for correct updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
Earlier, Tabiul Hussain read out the proceedings of the last meeting while Abani Kumar Sarma, Dr Devdas Bharali, Dr Malati Baruah and Jagat Baruah presented their respective sectional reports.
The next meeting of the association will be held at 10 am on June 21 in which eminent doctors will deliver lectures on old-age ailments.