BONGAIGAON, Nov 25 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today laid foundation stones of two bridges and an irrigation scheme, besides unveiling a statue of Bir Chilarai in three different places in Abhayapuri North and South Assembly seats in Bongaigaon district.
The Chief Minister laid foundation stones of a bridge over Aie river and an irrigation scheme at Lengtisinga in Abhayapuri South Assembly constituency before addressing a public rally there.
Chief Minister Gogoi frankly admitted in his address that the State coffers are almost empty, but he would continue the works of public welfare even by taking loans from the World Bank.
He mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for wearing costly suits and termed the BJP as the party of the rich. The party has failed to fulfil the promises made to the people before the Lok Sabha elections, the Chief Minister said.
Gogoi also unveiled a statue of Bir Chilarai at the Salmara chowk beside the national highway before laying the foundation of another bridge at Salmara. There also the Chief Minister addressed a public rally where he sought the help of common people in the next Assembly polls in Assam to form the government at Dispur to keep away the communal and divisive forces from the State.
The Chief Minister felt the urge to make his visit to these Assembly seats only to cut the growing influence of the AIUDF and BJP, and to regain the confidence of the people in support of the ruling party, senior Congress party workers of those constituencies said.