Modi however took a dig at the erstwhile Congress regimes for failing to implement projects on time, which not only led to cost escalation but also frustration in the minds of the people waiting for benefits from them.
“It is unbelievable and unthinkable that a saint-reformer launched a mass movement five centuries ago to eradicate untouchability and other social evils, and that too in far away Assam, ” Modi said.
“Those who have lost the election (in 2014) and have come down from 400 to 40 have decided not to allow Modi to work, ” the prime minister said.
The former Congressman, now in charge of BJP’s Assam campaign, identifies Badruddin Ajmal as the main opponent
But what people in Assam have not forgotten are the tall promises that the present prime minister had made for the state during the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
Gogoi said while as many as 13 extremist outfits had already laid down their arms and joined the mainstream, Paresh Barua should also follow suit.
The 79-year-old three-time CM met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday night to finalise the party’s poll strategy.
Takes dig at Manmohan: ‘With a PM from the state for 10 years, I thought Assam would have no problems’
Modi announced the decision to grant deemed university status to Central Institute of Technology in Kokrajhar and re-open Rupshi airport, as also provide more funds for various development projects.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived for his first election-year trip in Assam on Tuesday.
Modi’s trip to Assam is particularly significant in view of the forthcoming assembly elections.
Every Makar Sankranti, which coincides with Assam’s harvest festival Bhogali Bihu, bulbul fights are organised in the Hayagriva-Madhava temple in Hajo, about 30 km from Guwahati.
Himanta, who was chiefly responsible for the Congress’s victory in three successive assembly elections — 2001, 2006 and 2011 — took with him not only nine more legislators, but also thousands of supporters into the BJP.
After the central government announced winding up a centrally funded programme of setting up 6,000 model schools in backward areas across the country, the Congress government in Assam on Friday announced it would run 14 such schools with its own funds.
The Congress, which has won three consecutive elections since 2001, claims it will make it four in a row despite the BJP’s record-win in seven of the state’s 14 Lok Sabha seats in 2014.