NORTH LAKHIMPUR, March 13 - The ruling Congress party kickstarted its poll campaign for the 111 Lakhimpur LAC with a huge public rally at the playground of North Lakhimpur Govt HS School, which was attended by the All India Congress Committee general secretary and Kaliabor MP Gaurav Gogoi.
Addressing a mammoth rally, the AICC general secretary said that Congress party stands for unity and amity among all diverse communities of the State and that its idealism was based on the principles laid down by Srimanta Sankardev and Azan Fakir. Making a veiled attack on the RSS, Gaurav Gogoi said that the exclusive ideology propagated by those wearing khaki shorts was not the culture of Assam. Taking a dig at the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre, Gogoi said that the Government had betrayed the public by not fulfilling the poll promises. He criticized the Modi Government for the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana(PMJDY) insurance scheme which had not delivered the returns as promised earlier. Gaurav Gogoi also said that the BJP stands for only urban population and had no presence at the rural grassroot level. He asked the public to vote for the Congress in the coming Assembly polls to fulfill all the remaining works of development.
Earlier, the Congress leader was welcomed into North Lakhimpur by a huge bike rally to the venue of the meeting. The meeting was also addressed by ex-MLA Ghana Buragohain. Many leaders of Lakhimpur AGP and AIUDF with hundreds of supporters joined the Congress party at the rally.