Modi slams Congress for problems in Assam


Guwahati: Seeing to the problems in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed the Congress Government for the problems in the state. He said that it hasn’t done anything past 15 years despite the fact that Manmohan Singh represented Assam in the Rajya Sabha.

“They (Congress) didn’t work for 15 years and expect me to do all the work in 15 months,” Modi said while addressing a rally here.

“I thought there can’t be any problem in Assam as a party (Congress) was in power here for 15 years, since the former prime minister (Manmohan Singh) from here governed the nation for 10 years (2004-2014),” he said.

He is expected to address about 6,000 students and others at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Guwahati. The assembly elections are due in the state by April.

Prime Minister Narendra is on the visit of Northeastern state. BJP is looking to make a mark in the assembly elections this year and PM Modi’s visit is the part of this attempt. BJP is still banking on Modi factor to win the elections. Last year’s Bihar results, however, have cut the task for the party.

Congress will be hoping that they do not lose another state where they held power for so long.(IANS)