Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached Assam this morning to launch marketing campaign for the three-phased state elections that start on March 27. Guwahati is the primary cease for the 49-year-old celebration chief as she begins her two-day go to. She’s going to provide prayers on the Kamakhya temple to supply prayers on behalf of the celebration earlier than she travels to Lakhimpur, about 370 km away, to launch the meeting election marketing campaign for the Congress-led alliance.
Her go to comes after the return of Hagrama Mohilary, the chief of the Bodoland Individuals’s Entrance (BPF), to the Congress-fold over the weekend. The BPF -founded in 2005 – had switched allegiance to the BJP just for the 2016 Meeting election. Difficult the BJP, Hagrama Mohilary – as soon as generally known as a kingmaker in Assam – on Sunday mentioned at a press convention: “How can they (BJP) win when I’m not on their facet? We should see the exit of the BJP in Assam.” He was addressing a joint press convention with Congress and different Mahajath contributors items in Guwahati.
Over the past three meeting elections, the alliance that the BPF sided with has gone to win the election.
Throughout her go to, Ms Vadra will likely be travelling to a number of districts on the north financial institution of the Brahmaputra river, the place the BJP and its ally, the AGP, have a powerful presence. go to 4 legislative assemblies — Lakhimpur and Bihpuria in Lakhimpur district, Gohpur, Biswanath district headquarters and Tezpur district headquarters. She’s going to attend celebration conferences, lead a protest rally and maintain a number of public rallies.
Final week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Dwelling Minister Amit Shah had been in Assam to reinforce the BJP’s marketing campaign within the state.
“Assam has every little thing that’s sufficient for each Assamese. We simply want to make sure that the double-engine of improvement that’s already in place is strengthened. I guarantee the individuals of Assam that the velocity of improvement will likely be elevated,” the Prime Minister had mentioned final week as he inaugurated multi-crore initiatives within the oil and gasoline sector and two engineering faculties. This was his third go to to the state within the final two months.
After the occasion, nevertheless, the opposition Congress and its allies – Badaruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF, Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) and three Left events – questioned the BJP authorities’s “silence” on key points such because the Citizenship Modification Act (CAA), unemployment, the scheduled tribe standing to 6 communities, minimal wages for tea labourers and rising costs of necessities.
“In Assam, they’ve established a authorities of double chief ministers, everybody is aware of this. So, this double-chief minister authorities or double-engine authorities has pushed Assam to backwardness. The financial system has been devastated. So the place is the double-engine progress?” Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora advised NDTV.