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Post Rahul Gandhi visit, wind in Assam blowing in Congress favour, claims Tarun Gogoi

Rahul Gandhi, in his two-day tour to Assam, addressed meetings in Gohpur, Bihpuria, Titabor and Sivasagar apart from taking part in a six-km padyatra.

By: PTI | Guwahati | Updated: February 17, 2016 9:10 pm
Assam, assam elections, tarun gogoi Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi addressing a press conference in Guwahati. (Source: PTI)

A day after Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi made a hurricane two-day tour of upper Assam, chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday here said signals were clear that the wind in the poll-bound state was blowing in favour of the Congress party.

“The manner in which the visit of AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi to Assam evoked spontaneity and enthusiasm among the people, it clearly indicates that the wind is blowing in favour of the Congress,” Gogoi in a statement said. Gandhi, in his two-day tour on Monday and Tuesday, addressed meetings in Gohpur, Bihpuria, Titabor and Sivasagar apart from taking part in a six-km padyatra.

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He said that the people of Assam were fed up with the false pre-poll promises of the Modi government to usher in acche din. “Moreover, clearly noticing its u-turns on major issues concerning the state, the people have rallied behind the Congress knowing that it is the most secular, pro-poor and development oriented party,” Gogoi said.

“Forget acche din and u-turns on major issues concerning the state, the Modi government has squeezed the flow of funds to Assam by withdrawing the Special Category status, changing the funding pattern of centrally sponsored schemes and flood management programme, suspending the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy, and reducing funds for MNREGA, IAY and other pro-poor schemes,” he alleged.

Accusing prime minister Modi of taking u-turns on all important issues like pushing back foreigners, on the Lower Subansiri dam and the land-swap deal with Bangladesh, Gogoi said those had brought the BJP government’s policy of double standards to the fore.

“The people of Assam have realised that they were hoodwinked into believing that the prime minister would do something for them but left them in the lurch. This policy of double standards will go against the BJP in the Assembly polls,” he claimed.

The Assam chief minister also said that the BJP, knowing it was on a sticky wicket, had entered into an alliance with the Bodo People’s Front (BPF), and a tacit understanding with the AIUDF and was now inching towards political parties like the AGP to cobble up an alliance to defeat the Congress.

“The BJP is nervous and shaky and is trying to cobble up an alliance to defeat the Congress. But the people will rally behind the Congress as it had ushered in development during the past 15 years and give them a fitting reply,” he said.

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  1. R
    Feb 18, 2016 at 12:04 pm
    If CONgr stays, it will go along with wind to China too
    1. D
      Feb 19, 2016 at 2:36 am
      Give the Prime Minster some time, at least 5 years, continually if you trouble him and torture him with issues that he never brought about, hoe can he function? People want miracles in 1-2 years. the sick congress didnt do anything in 10 years, so they lost Pampering minorities is not secularism- by only supporting Musilms, not even talking about other minorities, Christians, Buddhist, don they exist? Dont make India another stan- a terror hub, request you. Foreign investment, tourists will stop coming here
      1. B
        Feb 17, 2016 at 3:56 pm
        BJP and its ally will get absolute majority in Asom. Mark my words. Congress is a history.
        1. Kustagi Raghavendrachar
          Mar 30, 2016 at 8:24 am
          Gogoi should tell the people of am what gygantic personality is Rahul's.Rahul recognises new talentts like what he showed to JNU disturber Kanhaiah.He gives wide publicity to Modi'ssuit boot.By tauntting Modi that he did not bring Blackmoney indirectly gives A hint that before Modi became PM his congress GOVT which ruled for years had allowed lakhs of crores black money to be stacked in foreign banks but forcess Modi to bring back that money. .He without telling that how during the tenure of his govt Mallya was giiven thousands of crores loan clverly wants to put the blame on Modi and demands him to recover the loan.See how inteligent he is.His govt allows genorously his partner parties to loot the money through several gates.What a personality.Like this Gogoi should tell Rahul's stories to am people
          1. M
            Feb 17, 2016 at 4:21 pm
            Wait and see....The congress will be wiped out in am too.Rahuls visy will confuse congress.
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