Guwahati: Making a jibe at Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that Rahul and Priyanka only come to Assam during elections and they hardly care about the people here and their problems.
Addressing various rallies in his home constituency, Majuli, CM Sonowal lambasted the Congress leaders’ gimmicky campaign for duping the voters in Assam.
The Assam CM on Thursday attended public rallies at Karatipar, Dakhinpat Naohali and Pokajor at Majuli and also highlighted various initiatives taken for Majuli’s development in last 5 years which immensely benefitted the people there.
“The Congress Government did not take any step for ensuring land rights of indigenous people and people living in chaporis of Majuli for years were not provided land pattas. During its 60 years’ rule, the Congress did not solve basic issues afflicting the state while BJP conducted land survey expediently in Majlui and the state and provided land pattas to 3 lakh 65 thousand landless indigenous people in Assam in its very first term” Sonowal said.
He reiterated the state government’s target of making Majuli one of most important places in the world and informed that cold storage would be set up in Majuli for preserving agricultural products. Watch towers would be built in the places visited by wild elephants and Rs 5 lakh would be provided to people losing houses and farming fields in erosion, he announced. Sonowal also thanked the people of Majuli for inspiring him to serve humanity with utmost dedication.
Taking a dig at the grand old party, Soowal said that Congress had only created a section of middlemen and brokers who illegally collected money from beneficiaries of various government schemes whereas the BJP led state government has ensured safety of language and culture of all communities and unlike Congress’ time, no communal clash has taken place in the state in last 5 years.
The people of the state have stood in unison to take Assam towards peace and prosperity and make it Atma Nirbhar in all aspects and the youths have committed to work hard which is a positive sign, he added.