KOKRAJHAR, Jan 19 - Lashing out at the Congress party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that the party which has 15 years of misrule to its credit, has no moral right to ask questions to a 15-month-old Government at the Centre.
�Those who could not do anything in the last 15 years, expect me to do everything�in 15 months!� quipped the Prime Minister while addressing a public rally organised by the Bodoland People�s Front (BPF) today at Bodofa Nagar here.
�The Congress must submit a factsheet of its 15-year rule in the State before seeking account of the work I have done�in the last 15 months,� Modi asserted.
Taking potshots at the Congress leadership, he further said, �What has the Congress given to the State which gave the country its Prime Minister for two consecutive terms in Dr Manmohan Singh and 15 years of Congress rule in the State?� he questioned.
Addressing the rally, the Prime Minister further said, �My three-point agenda for Assam is: Development, development and development.� Terming development as the sole agenda for the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre, Modi assured that�all the work which is pending and all the unfulfilled promises that were made in the past will now�be given special importance.
Although the Prime Minister assured according of ST status to the Karbis living in the plains and Bodos in the hill districts, there was no announcement of any financial package, as was expected by some quarters.
The PM, who reached Kokrajhar almost an hour after he was scheduled to arrive as his flight�got delayed due to bad weather, added that though �my address at the rally was late, I assure�you that you will not have to wait for development in the area�.
He promised that the BJP�would ensure all-round development of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) areas on fast track mode.
�The solution to all the problems of the nation lies in development. The first and foremost need�of this area is infrastructure, be it road, rail or waterway for which our Government has come up with �Act East� policy. It is my dream that electricity reaches all 24X7 by 2022 when the nation will celebrate its 75 years of Independence. I have instructed that youths from the North East should be recruited in Delhi Police and the process has already started,� the Prime Minister stated.
Modi also announced that the Central Institute of Technology (CIT), Kokrajhar will get the deemed�university status within one year�and assured that soon the Rupsi airport will be developed�and Kanchenjunga Express train route will also be extended up to�Silchar.
Earlier, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary placed a charter of demands and urged the PM for early�solution of the demands. State BJP president Sarbananda Sonowal, convener of the election committee Himanta Biswa Sharma, Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary also addressed the rally.
The Prime Minister was accompanied by DoNER Minister Dr Jitendra Singh. Meanwhile AKRASU (Hitesh), AASAA, BSS, BYSF, ABWWF and other organisations submitted memorandums to the Prime Minister.