ITANAGAR, Oct 7� Joining the poll campaign for the ensuing bye-election to Kanubari Assembly Constituency of Longding district, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Sports and Skill Development, Sarbananda Sonowal has lashed out at the Congress party for its misgovernance and called upon the voters �for dumping the corrupt Congress and embrace Bharatiya Janata Party�.
Addressing a mammoth election rally at Kanubari on Monday, the Union Minister alleged that the Congress cheated and looted the country for more than 60 years, and called for dumping the corrupt Congress and embracing the BJP in the ensuing bypoll.
Sonowal, who is credited with leading the BJP in Assam as its president to help it capture seven out of 14 seats, exuded hope that voters of Kanubari shall apply their �political wisdom� in electing the young and energetic Rongnai Maham as their representative so as to ensure all round socio-economic development of the constituency and the State as a whole.
Intensifying his attack on the rival camp, Sonowal remarked, �The bad road conditions, acute shortage of power supply, shortage of (potable) water and failure of mobile networks are a very serious matter and it is the gift of Congress Government that ruled the State for more than 30 years.� The Minister promised to solve the problems of the constituency provided the BJP candidate is elected to the State Assembly.
He said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has doled out huge funds for the north-eastern States for all-round development. He further said that Modi would like it to be one of the most developed regions.
Besides the party nominee, the rally was also addressed among others by Assam MPs Kamakhya Tasa and Rameswar Teli, and State BJP general secretary Dominic Tadar.
The bypoll, scheduled on October 15, was necessitated after the Kanubari seat fell vacant following the death of incumbent Newlai Tingkhatra days before he was declared winner in the April 9, 2014 polls. The former minister died of a massive brain stroke in a Gurgaon hospital on May 7 last.