GUWAHATI: Claiming that NDA led by BJP will come back to power with a bang, state’s chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that people of Assam have usher their blessings on the incumbent BJP government for its welfare works. He asserted that people in the state were aware of the fact that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would not affect them and it’s the development that the people of Assam were seeking.
“In the last five years, the government has served the people with the motto of ‘Sabka saath, sabka sabka vikaas and sabka vishwas. The Assam assembly polls results will be a mandate for hope, aspiration and development” the CM told ANI.
He also said that if comes to power, the BJP government would hike the daily wage of the tea garden workers too.
On Saturday, Sonowal casted his vote at the J P Nagar constituency in the Dibrugarh district.
The CM’s constituency Majuli was also going to polls in the first phase.
At least 264 candidates were in the fray for 47 seats in the first phase. Elections were held in 42 seats from 11 districts of Upper Assam and northern Assam region and five seats from Nagaon district. The state would again go to polls on April 1 and April 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 2.
The state has recorded a 72. 10 percent turnout till 5pm across the 47 assembly constituencies.