Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on March 18, 2021 addressed a massive public meeting at Karimganj in Assam. He said, “Today, there is a wave of development, a wave of confidence in Assam. Today, Assam believes in peace, trusts in prosperity. Today, there is only one issue in Assam – development, continuous development and development of all.”
“In 2016, when I came here, I was shocked to know that Congress governments ran Divisional Commissioner for Barak Valley from Guwahati. NDA government has overcome this injustice,” PM Shri Modi added.
Hitting out at the Congress-led government, he said, “Congress governments and their policies have damaged Assam socially, culturally, geographically and politically, in every way. Decades ago, this entire region was one that had better connectivity. However, Congress’ corruption and vote-bank-based governance made Assam one of the most disconnected states in India.”
Addressing the massive rally, PM Shri Modi asked, “Who completed the construction of India’s longest bridge- Bhupen Hazarika Setu, stuck for years? It was BJP government. Who is constructing even bigger Dhubri-Phulbari Bridge to connect Assam with Meghalaya? It is BJP government. Who gave the country’s longest river ropeway to Assam? It is the BJP government.”
The Prime Minister’s speech focused on the BJP’s development work in the state, the PM stated, “NDA government’s work in Assam is praised by tourists as well. The widening of railway tracks was done on mission mode, and big trains are also reaching here. The number of trains has doubled reaching this region in the last few years. We are trying to develop a multimodal logistic park in Silchar to transform this region into a hub of import-export. This will provide a lot of employment opportunities to the youth and economic opportunities to the farmers.”
He asserted, “Thousands of rupees are being given to pregnant women working in tea plantation, so that they can take care of themselves and children’s health. Recently, the central government has made a special provision of Rs 1000 crore for the associates working in the tea garden in the union budget. here are many possibilities of fisheries in Barak Valley.”
“Our double engine government is giving a lot of encouragement to the fisheries business. Therefore, a separate Ministry of Fisheries has been created at the Center,” he added.
The PM took a swipe at the Congress-Left alliance and stated, “Today the Congress has become so weak that it can go to any extent, can join hands with anyone. The whole country is seeing this strange situation today. In Kerala Left and Congress are wrestling against each other and in West Bengal Congress is doing Lal Salam with Communists.”
Talking about the development in the North-east region, PM Shri Narendra Modi asserted, “For the BJP government, country’s interest has always been paramount, development of the country has been the priority. For decades, the BJP governments have been improving the way Northeast was ignored in development. We are making the Northeast the main center of development for the country.”
“Your vote this time is to be vocal to the local talent of Assam, to local art, to local goods. This time your vote is to make Assam – Aatmanirbhar,” he said while urging the people of Assam to vote for BJP once again.