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Congress alliance in Assam not ‘mahajot’ but ‘mahajhoot’: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on the Congress, saying that its “hand is with people whose foundation has been to destroy the identity of Assam” and that the main Opposition party in the state wants to wrest power on the “vote bank of a party which has grown due to infiltration”.

Addressing an election rally here, he said the Congress-led alliance is not “mahajot” but “mahajhoot” and it does not have an ideology. PM Modi said that the way the BJP-led government in the state and party workers served during the challenge posed by coronavirus and helped the poor, it was inspired by the tradition of Sankardev.

He targeted Congress making a veiled reference to its alliance with AIUDF.

“I have come here to awaken you. The Congress hand is with such people today whose foundation has been to destroy the identity of Assam. Will you allow this? Will you allow your culture-traditions to be destroyed? The party which has grown on infiltration, the Congress wants to snatch power on its vote bank,” he said.

“The party which is representative of discrimination with the original inhabitants of Assam, Congress today is talking of handing over the reins of power to it. Congress can do anything for votes, can take anyone along, can deceive anyone. This is not ‘mahajot led by Congress, it is ‘mahajhoot’ of Congress. A mahajhoot which does not have a leader or policy. Such mahajhoot, which only guarantees infiltration, loot,” he said.

The PM said that the eight medical colleges have been built in the state. “This will provide you with better medical care and opportunities to our youth studying medicine. Under the PM Awas Yojana, over 5.5 lakh houses have been approved. Several beneficiaries have already received their houses,” he said.

Talking about tea workers daily wages, PM Modi said National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has increased their wages two times in the last five years.

He also reminded how “LPG coverage in Assam has increased from under 50 per cent to nearly 100 per cent in just five years”. He said, “In 70 years, Assam had seen the development of just 13,000 kilometres of roads in the state. In the last five years, we have built nearly 15,000 kilometres of rural roads! 700 kilometres of new roads have been built only in Lakhimpur.”

Assam will go to the polls in three phases from 27 March. The counting of votes will take place on 2 May.

The Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill was passed in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday after a walkout by Congress, AAP and other Opposition parties.

The bill entails that the term “government” referred to in any law made by the Delhi legislative assembly will imply the Lieutenant Governor.

 

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