New Delhi(ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be meeting a farmers' delegation on Saturday to…
Guwahati(ANI): Aheady of Assam assembly polls, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Digboi criticised BJP for promoting violence and said that whichever state BJP wins, violence grows up in that very place, so what will happen to development if violence return in Assam?
He also said that in Assam there is a clash of two different ideologies, ‘On one side there is Congress and on the other there is BJP, RSS and Modiji.’
Gandhi also said, “If he(PM) is seriously fighting against corruption,then why did he bring the ‘Fair and lovely’ scheme?”
The Congress vice president is scheduled to address three election rallies in Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Tezpur districts. Earlier, Gandhi had addressed three rallies in Karbi Anglong, Karimganj and Cachar districts of Assam. Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday addressed two rallies in Amguri and Biswanath districts of Assam.
Candidates are leaving no stone unturned to win the trust of voters, promising better road connectivity and employment opportunities. The main issues coming to the fore are illegal immigration, corruption, recognition of tribals, and river bank erosion.
With less than a week for the first phase of polls, voter awareness drives are being carried out through different media to educate citizens about the electoral process. Assam has a total of one crore 98 lakh voters.
Meanwhile, to increase voter turnout and encourage ethical voting, the Election Commission is running a high-pitch campaign across Assam with special focus on young voters and women. Earlier, Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Diphu of East Karbi Anglong district questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tall promises for turning the fortunes of the state.
Earlier last week, highlighting his agenda of development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigning in the Rangapara district of Assam, came down heavily on the Congress regime and alleged that the ruling party in the state has betrayed the people and their aspirations in the last 15 years.