GUWAHATI: Sharpening his attack on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the Congress-led ‘Mahajot’ (grand alliance) as ‘Mahajhooth’ (grand lie) on Wednesday in Assam.
The PM while campaigning in Assam’s Bihpuria in Lakhimpur district said that the Congress-led grand alliance has nothing to offer to the people of Assam but lies.
He said, “Congress has no ideology and no leader. Today Congress has been giving guarantees to the people of Assam but during their 15-year long regime, the party did nothing. Congress can only lie.”
PM Modi alleged that Congress can only guarantee corruption and illegal infiltration in Assam. He said that the state’s tea garden workers were the biggest victims of the Congress regime in Assam.
“In 15 years of ruling, Congress could not raise the daily wage of the tea garden workers to Rs 100. But the NDA government doubled it within five years. Congress now has the audacity to promise again of the wage hike. They are simply lying,” the PM said.
He also criticized the previous Congress government for not acting on the illegal encroachments on Satra lands and forest areas.
“Congress had let the Satra lands, Kaziranga National Park to get encroached by illegal infiltrators during its reign. But NDA government in five years has made the Satras and Kaziranga free from encroachment. Congress can’t protect the state but only lie. The alliance is not a ‘Mahajot’ but a ‘Mahajhooth’ only,” PM Modi said.
‘Mahajot’ comprised of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Liberation, the Anchalik Gana Marcha (AGM) and the Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF).
The PM has been visiting Assam almost every week since the party blew its poll bugle. In Assam, Assembly elections on 126 seats shall be held in three phases from March 27. Votes will be counted on May 2.