Double engine government makes Assam a self-reliant: PM Modi

 From Bhupen Goswami

GUWAHATI : The bugle of assembly elections in five states of the country is over. In Assam, the party is putting its full emphasis on securing the BJP victory in the assembly elections 2021. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promised the people of Assam for sustainable and intensive development of the state. Addressing an election meeting in southern Assam, Mr Modi said, the Barak Valley was the gateway to Assam in one era but assam was exposed to corruption and corruption in the previous Congress governments. He said the BJP governments of the centre and the state have made all efforts to restore this link. He said, if the BJP comes to power again in the state after the forthcoming challenges, these efforts will be intensified.

 Addressing the public meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there is no leader in the corrupt Congress party and there is no policy in this party. He urged the people of Assam to appeal for the BJP government to vote for it. Addressing his first election rally in Assam after the announcement of the assembly elections on February 26, Modi said the Barak Valley is full of resources. The Barak Valley comprises three southern Assam districts – Cachar, Karimganj, Hailkandi – mostly dominated by Bengali-speaking Hindus and Muslims. “There were large resources of tea and petroleum wealth in the Barak Valley and there were links with India and other parts of the neighbouring countries, but the Congress destroyed all these resources,” he said. ” Saying that a special package of Rs 1,000 crore was allocated in this year’s Union Budget for tea plantation workers, the Prime Minister said that under the PM-Kisan Scheme, families of 27 lakh farmers are getting financial assistance in Assam. “The double engine governments in the centre and the state empower the people of Assam to a great extent and make Assam a self-reliant state.

 It was a matter of regret that Barak Valley was governed by Guwahati and had limited utilization of resources and limited railways and other connectivity. Now, the number of trains running in the valley and adjoining areas has doubled. However, elections for the 126-member Assembly of Assam are to be held in three phases- 27th March, 1st April and 6th April. According to the seat coordination with the Allies, the Asom Gana Parishad and UPPL in 8 seats in 26 seats while the REMAINING 92 seats will be the BJP’s candidates. The party has cut the tickets of 12 existing MLAs while 11 seats have been given tickets to scheduled tribe and four seats to SC candidates. In the 2016 assembly elections, BJP won 60 seats while Asom Gana Parishad won 14 seats. UPPL has recently become a part of alliance with BJP. At present, there is not a single member in the assembly. In the last election, the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) contested in alliance with bjp and AGP and won 12 seats. In this time elections, BPF has aligned with congress and AIUDF.

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