When I was a tea-seller, it was Assam tea I sold which refreshed people, says Modi

The BJP is contesting on 91 of 126 assembly constituencies of the state.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 26, 2016 3:41 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address five public meetings in Assam on Saturday and two others on Sunday.

“Modi will address rallies at Tinsukia, Majuli, Bihpuria, Bokakhat and Jorhat,” BJP said in a release.

The prime minister is also scheduled to address rallies at Rangapara and Karimganj on March 27, the release added.

BJP’s chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal is contesting from Majuli assembly constituency.

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Assam will vote in two phases on April 4 and 11.

The BJP is contesting on 91 of 126 assembly constituencies of the state leaving 24 seats for Asom Gana Parishad and rest for Bodo People’s Front and other smaller parties.

Highlights:

1:05 pm | We have heard that Congress is used to eating money (corruption). They have the habit of taking money out of anywhere but i did not know that they can eat (spoil) such a beautiful island: Modi at Majuli

1:00 pm | PM Modi addressing a rally in Majuli (Assam).

11:20 am – Situation in Assam will change if three things are done- education to poorest, income to youths and medicines to old: Modi

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I have three agendas for Assam – Development, fast development, over-all development, says PM Modi in Tinsukia (Assam)

11:10 am – Assam was one of the most prosperous states at the time of independence, now it is one of the poorest. 2000 villages in Assam without electricity, says PM Modi

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Our tea plantation workers have charged up the Indian population. This is the ‘chai’ (tea) which produced ‘chah’ (desire/love) for India in the world: Modi

 

11:05 am – My fight is not with Gogoi (Assam Chief Minister) but with ‘gareebi’ (poverty)

11:00 am – PM Modi addresses rally in Tinsukia (Assam)