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Congress shown the 'red card' by the youth of Assam: PM Modi
Modi said the NDA government brought about peace in the state.
Speaking at a rally in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the NDA government has brought about development in the state, while the Congress has betrayed all communities. "The whole of India knows that football is very popular among the youth in Assam. In their own language, the Congress has been shown a 'red card'," said PM Modi, adding that the people of Assam trusted the NDA for the development, and peace and security.
"This election is between the mahajhoot [big lie] of mahajot and the mahavikas of the double engine government [NDA govt in Assam]. The Congress provoked Barak, Brahmaputra, Pahar and Maidan—the NDA has linked them to the bridge of development," he said.
"The Congress never allayed the concerns of those working in tea gardens. There is no tribe that the Congress did not betray. At the same time, the NDA government is taking steps in the interest of Koch, Rajbonshi, Moran and Motok, Sutiya," he said.
Modi said the NDA government brought about peace in the state. "It was Atalji's NDA government which gave you the authority of the Bodoland Territorial Council. It is the current central government of the NDA, which stamped the historic Bodo accord for lasting peace. The NDA government is committed to help all those who have left behind guns and come back. Even to those who have not returned, I also urge you to join this mission of peace and development," he said.
Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had asserted that he is not like PM Modi, who "lies to India 24/7". Gandhi, while addressing an election rally in Chaygaon constituency in Assam's Kamrup district, urged people to listen to him if they want to hear the truth. "I haven't come here to lie to you. My name is not Narendra Modi. If you wish to hear him lie about Assam, farmers or any other issue, switch on the television. He lies to India 24/7. If you want to listen to the truth, hear me out," he said.
As promised, the Congress had waived farm loans within six hours of assuming power in Chhattisgarh, while the former UPA government had waived Rs 70,000 crore agricultural loans after the farmers had requested for it, he said. "People from different languages, ethnicities and ideologies are peacefully listening to me. This is Assam. But the BJP makes one brother fight another and spreads hatred. They give tea garden contracts to outsiders. Assam will elect its own chief minister when the Congress comes to power. The state won't be governed by Nagpur [RSS headquarters] or Delhi," he said.