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Congress following in Jinnah’s footsteps, will destroy India, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan at Assam rally

Addressing a rally in Naharkatia in poll-bound Assam’s Dibrugarh district, the senior BJP leader said that the Congress has failed to carry out any developmental work in the Northeastern states since Independence.

By: PTI | Guwahati |
Updated: March 15, 2021 2:44:37 pm
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Assam electionsMadhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses a rally in Naharkatia, Dibrugarh district, on Monday. (Source: Twitter/@ChouhanShivraj)

Instead of following Mahatma Gandhi, the Congress is following in “Jinnah’s footsteps”, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Monday, while asserting that the Grand Old Party will “destroy” the country.

Addressing a rally in Naharkatia in poll-bound Assam’s Dibrugarh district, the senior BJP leader said that the Congress has failed to carry out any developmental work in the Northeastern states since Independence.

“Congress and Rahul Gandhi are following Jinnah’s footsteps and Jinnah’s steps will destroy Assam and India,” Chouhan said, while referring to the opposition party’s alliance with AIUDF in Assam, ISF in West Bengal and IUML in Kerala.

The BJP leader alleged that Rahul Gandhi is “dividing India” into north and south, and has been practicing the same politics in Assam by creating differences between different tribes and communities.

“Congress ruled Assam for 55 years, but what has it done? Assam was not defeated by the Mughals due to the heroism of Lachit Borphukan (Ahom general). But Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi gave only infiltration, violence, terrorism, agitation, hunger and unemployment,” Chouhan alleged.

The Congress will “become history” under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, he claimed.

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal who was also present at the public meeting. Chouhan was in Naharkatia, which is going to the polls in the first phase on March 27, to campaign for first-time BJP candidate Taranga Gogoi, who will have a triangular contest with Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) president Lurinjyoti Gogoi and Congress’s former minister Pranatee Phukan.

Sitting AGP MLA Naren Sonowal, part of the BJP-led NDA, is also in a “friendly contest” against the BJP candidate.

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