Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kokrajhar, Assam on Thursday to campaign for the BJP. While addressing the rally here, he said that the people of Assam have shown the red card to the Congress and its allies.
In Kokrajhar, PM Modi said, “with the mantra of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas’, the NDA government is working for your welfare here. The people of Assam have blessed the NDA in the 1st phase of polling. The people of Assam have faith in the NDA for the development of Assam.”
“Football is very popular among the youth here. If I have to speak in their language, I will say that the public has so far shown the red card to the Congress and its allies. The people of Assam rely on the NDA for the development, peace, security of the state. The Congress has handed over its ‘hand’ and destiny to the leaders of the party that pushed Kokrajhar into violence. The Congress is dreaming of coming to power in Assam with the help of those whom it saved for its vote bank,” he added.
Addressing the people at the rally, he said, “Congress leaders say that the people of ‘Lock and Key’ (AIUDF symbol) are the identity of Assam. Understand the lies and conspiracies of Congress. It surrendered before such people returned to power. Not only the Congress but the entire Mahajhoota will be punished for this insult. Yesterday the entire Assam state saw in a video how the identity of Assam, ‘Gamosa’, a symbol of the bigotry of Assam’s women, was publicly insulted. Everyone who loves Assam is hurt and angry seeing those pictures.”
“There is no tribe that the Congress has not betrayed, while the NDA government is taking steps in the interest of all castes. For this, the work of creating a new development council is going on fast here. The long rule of the Congress had pushed Assam into bombs, guns and blockades. NDA has given peace and respect to Assam,” he added.
Earlier, PM Modi urged people to vote in large numbers in the second phase of assembly elections in Assam and West Bengal to strengthen the festival of democracy.
Polling began at 7 am in West Bengal, amid tight security in 30 constituencies and 39 seats in Assam, including the high-profile Nandigram seat, officials said.