GUWAHATI, April 11 - The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Assam Pradesh has hailed the huge voter turnout in the final phase of the Assembly polls and described it as an affirmation of the citizens� faith in the democratic values of the country.
State BJP president and the party�s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal while extending his gratitude to the electorate, said that this record participation of citizens in the democratic exercise is a definite indicator of change.
Addressing mediapersons here today, Sonowal said that the people of Assam have reposed immense faith on the BJP and alliance, and the alliance Government will fulfil every word mentioned in its Vision Document.
�Whatever promise we have made in the Vision Document will be implemented. People of the State fed up with 15 years of misrule have voted for change,� said Sonowal observing that this unprecedented response of the electorate was reflective of the growing political consciousness amongst the grassroots.
On the other hand, Sonowal came down heavily on the Congress for violating the model code of conduct and also for attacking the BJP workers.
�The Congress camp realizing that it is no more acceptable to the people has been resorting to different means of intimidating and influencing the voters. The Congress has violated the EC guidelines and has been attacking our workers,� said Sonowal informing that BJP candidate for Samuguri Jitu Goswami was attacked by Congress workers today. Sonowal while condemning this incident said that such incidents reflect Congress� arrogance and appealed to the EC to take the necessary action in this connection.
Meanwhile the BJP president while condemning the Pengeri incident, announced Rs one lakh for the kith and kin of the deceased and Rs 25,000 for the injured. Sonowal also appealed to the people of the area to maintain peace and order at this hour.