Fight is to decide the future of Assam, says PM Modi

Guwahati: “This is not an election to elect a particular candidate of a particular political party or person. This is a fight to decide the future of Assam,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a packed Maligaon Sports Stadium in Guwahati.

Modi who was on his second leg of electioneering for the party began his day by paying a visit to Maa Kamakhya temple as this was the first day of Navratri. After the visit to the Temple where hundreds of people gathered to meet him, Modi was off schedule to attend his meetings. After a slew of rallies across the state, his main rally was held at Maligaon Railway Stadium which was full to the brim. It falls under the Jalukbari constituency of the BJP’s star campaigner Himanta Biswa Sarma. The meeting at Maligaon was attended by Nagaland chief minister TR Zeliang and Arunachal CM Kaliko Pul.

Modi said in the rally, “Our government has sent money for different Centrally-sponsored schemes but the Gogoi government has failed to submit any accounts. Central funds are lying in the banks unutilized. We have to change this. Elect the BJP and u will have a new year and a new government and new beginning”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said some divisive forces were trying for a hung Assembly in Assam and appealed to the people not to allow it to happen. “Desh ko todne wali takat bharpur koshis kar rahi hain ki Assam mein bahumat na aaye (divisive forces are trying to ensure that there is no absolute majority in Assam) and I appeal to the people to ensure there was no possibility of a hung Assembly in the state,” Modi told an election rally here.

“In Assam, you have to form a government with absolute majority and now with only three days left for second phase polls, there will be attempts to spread lies and rumours but it is your duty to go to every house and foil such designs,” he said.

Modi accused the Congress of running a Maa-Beta organization at the Centre and Baap-Beta organization in Assam. “They have no love for the maas, betas or betis of the nation or Assam. My Government is focused on the 125 crore population of India. And the mothers, daughters and sons of Assam are also mine,” said Modi amidst thunderous applause.

Silencing his critics on his foreign trips, Modi told the audience that if India’s prestige is on the rise at international level, it is because of the 125 crore people of India who have elected a stable government at the Centre.

Ridiculing AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal’s claim that he will be the king maker after the Assembly elections, Modi without taking Ajmal’s name told the voters to be cautious about such people “who think of controlling Dispur through remote. Don’t allow this. It will be disastrous for Assam. So elect a government with full majority,” Modi exhorted the people.

With Agency inputs