GUWAHATI, Feb 25 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today compared Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi with Bir Chilarai and Lachit Barphukan and described the youth leader the �Chief of Army� of which he himself is a �Major General�. At the same time, Gogoi accused NDA�s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi of being �number one� in spreading misinformation and falsehood.
Addressing the Congress party rally at the Veterinary College ground here today, Gogoi also said that Assam�s progress during the past decade has been better than that of Gujarat.
�He is the Chief of Army and I am a Major General and we also have some who are Captains and others who are soldiers,� Gogoi said.
In a lighter note, he said, �Though I am old, when I meet Rahul Gandhi I feel young. Together, we, old and young, will create a new Assam.�
�We want to strengthen the common people. Rahul Gandhi is not after power. Modi is after power while Rahulji wants to give power to the common man,� said the Chief Minister.
Charging the Gujarat Chief Minister, Gogoi said, �Modi is number one in spreading misinformation. We are number one in work.�
He said while Assam started late, its social and economic indicators have grown faster than that of Gujarat in the last decade. �We are for the poor. Modi is for the rich and industrialists,� he added.
He said while Modi talks about Olympics, Gujarat has not even organised National Games during his tenure, unlike Assam. �Does Gujarat have a world-class stadium like Assam?� Gogoi argued.
He further attacked the BJP leader and said, �Some people say that I lose my sleep whenever Modi comes here. The truth is that when Modi comes I only sleep more. Just the other day I played golf, watched horse ride and listened to Papon�s music.�