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Sonowal on whirlwind campaign in 3 Jorhat constituencies

By The Assam Tribune
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STAFF CORRESPONDENT

Jorhat, March 17: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday undertook a whirlwind campaign tour in three constituencies of Jorhat district.

The Chief Minister addressed election rallies at Mariani, Titabar and in Jorhat constituencies after earlier attending a rally at Amguri in Sivasagar district.

He first spoke at a rally at Mariani in the afternoon to campaign for party candidate Ramani Tanti in the constituency currently held by Congress candidate Rupjyoti Kurmi for three consecutive terms.

Sonowal, while walking up to the stage, took a dhol from a cultural troupe and played it for few minutes. Later, he went to Bokahola under the Titabar seat, and addressed the second meeting and also had lunch at the house of a worker of Bokahola Tea Estate.

He campaigned for party candidate Hemanta Kalita, a former AGP MLA of Titabar, which was the constituency occupied by former Chief Minister Late Tarun Gogoi for four consecutive terms since 2001 till his demise in November last year.

Assam Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa also joined the Chief Minister, who sat on the floor at Nirma Maulik's house and took the food.

Later in the evening, Sonowal addressed a meeting at Garmur area of Jorhat and campaigned for party candidate Hitendra Nath Goswami, the incumbent Jorhat MLA.

The Chief Minister in all the meetings harped on the development agenda carried out in the past five years. He stated his Government accorded importance to all sections of the society without discriminating any group or community among the three crore plus population of the State.

He talked about the Prime Minister's 'Sab Ka sath sab ka viswas' policy which was followed by his Government.

Stating that the narrative of Assam changed during the BJP-led Government's tenure, Sonowal said a real journey of peace and development was underway in the State with the Government adopting a strong stand against corruption with youths getting jobs on merrit unlike the Congress rule.Speaking about maintaining transparency in the recruitment process, the Chief Minister mentioned about the cleaning up of the mess in the APSC and taking lawful action against those found guilty.

He said that his Government took steps to promote and protect the language, literature and culture of all sections of the people of the State and undertook policy to protect land rights of indigenous people.

He stated about the process of distribution of land pattas and land allotment certificates to landless indigenous families initiated by his Government.

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