Guwahati, March 19, 2019
Congress’ sitting MP from Kaliabor Gaurav Gogoi, who has got a ticket to contest the ensuing Lok Sabha election from the same constituency, on March 19th, 2019, said, “This election will decide whether Assam’s identity and existence will be protected or not.”
Gaurav, the son of the former three-time Assam Chief Minister and octogenarian Congress leader Tarun Gogoi, slammed the BJP for the party’s “failure” to fulfil the promises made before 2014 Lok Sabha election.
“The BJP-led government at the centre did nothing for the welfare of the people of the state. The incumbent government could not create two lakh jobs per year, could not control the price hike in fuel as well as other essential commodities and also most importantly could not curb corruption. I, as a people’s representative from the Kaliabor constituency, have raised my voice in the parliament for several times. I always tried to stand on the people’s side and worked for the development of the area and welfare of the people,” Gogoi said.
Meanwhile, criticizing the regional political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which forged an alliance with the ruling BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Gogoi said, “The AGP’s breaking up alliance with the BJP following the controversy over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and AGP ministers’ resignation were nothing but a political stunt to gain sympathy votes.”
“AGP has forged alliance with BJP which is committed to going against the greater cause of the people of the state. The party is not bothered by the interest and the emotions of the indigenous people of the region,” Gogoi further said.
The Samaguri legislator from Congress and the former Assam Forest Minister Rakibul Hussain accompanied Gaurav Gogoi in his election campaign in Dhing legislative constituency on March 19th, 2019. Addressing the rally, Hussain claimed that Congress president Rahul Gandhi would be the next Prime Minister of India.