Assam has the country’s most corrupt government: Rahul Gandhi
Read below: Rahul cannot revive Congress in Assam: Ajmal
GUWAHATI — As his Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra entered Assam on Thursday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the state government, saying it was the most corrupt in the country.
To mark the start of the march in Assam, a flag-handover ceremony took place in Sivasagar district, giving the Yatra a ceremonial element.
“BJP-RSS are doing injustice in the country and every state. Whether it is political, social, or economic injustice. Manipur is experiencing a state of civil conflict, and Prime Minister Modi has not yet visited the region,” Rahul Gandhi said.
“In Nagaland, the Prime Minister had made significant pledges. Nine years ago, he signed the framework agreement. Today, many in Nagaland are curious as to what became of that arrangement.
“Assam is likewise experiencing similar circumstances. Assam has what is arguably the most corrupt government in India. In Nagaland, we received a great response, and I am hoping the same in Assam,” he added.
According to the senior Congress leader, revered Assamese saint Srimanta Sankardev had tried to bring everyone together and Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra is doing the same thing.
On his part, Assam Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi said that the people of the state have got a new hope because of the yatra and Rahul Gandhi’s presence.
“Because of their troubles, the people of Assam are anxious to find out when Rahul Gandhi will visit this area. Our party upholds the Indian Constitution. The BJP believes that it is more learned now than the Shankaracharyas. They have a lot of ego,” the MP added.
Starting from Thursday, the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will cover 17 districts of Assam over a period of eight days.
Rahul Gandhi started the march from Manipur and the second stop was in Nagaland.
Rahul cannot revive Congress in Assam: Ajmal
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief, Badruddin Ajmal on Thursday claimed that Rahul Gandhi can not revive the Congress party in Assam.
Speaking to reporters here, he said: “Assam now has three Congress MPs — Gaurav Gogoi, Abdul Khaleque and Pradyut Bordoloi. But none of them have worked for the betterment of the public in the last five years and hence people will not vote for them in the upcoming polls.”
According to Ajmal, Congress can hardly win one Lok Sabha seat, while the AIUDF is set to win at least three.
“The BJP will take away the rest of the seats in Assam,” Ajmal claimed, adding that that Rahul’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra — which entered the state on Thursday — will not have any impact on the electoral politics.
“Rahul Gandhi will come and go like a flying visitor. He cannot swing even 1 per cent of the vote in Dhubri or any other Lok Sabha constituency. I rather believe that his program will benefit the AIUDF.”.
He also attacked the Congress for not forging an alliance with the AIUDF.
“If the Congress would have forged an alliance with us, together we could win six seats. But Assam Congress leaders have been working on the directives of Himanta Biswa Sarma. It is the Congress leaders who would help the BJP to win 10-11 Lok Sabha seats in Assam in the next election.”