Modi in Assam: PM slams Congress over 'vote bank' politics

Last Modified Thursday, 18 March 2021 (19:18 IST)
Guwahati: Taking part in the first election rally after the announcement of the poll schedule in Assam, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lashed out at the and said that that the grand old party has divided the people of the state on various fronts and always indulged in ‘vote bank’ politics.
Addressing an election rally in the Bhatgram area of Karimganj district in Assam, Mr Modi singled out Congress, “During its rule, the Congress party divided in all possible ways. But the BJP government has been connecting the people on all fronts. We are not connecting the state just physically, but also connecting it culturally."
Continuing his attack, Mr Modi said Congress has no leaders, can do anything for votes.He blamed Congress for keeping Assam disconnected from the rest of India for the last five decades.
“Decades ago the state was well connected, but after Congress came to power its vote bank politics and corruption made Assam one of the most disconnected states of the country,” Mr Modi said.
Hitting out at the Congress that ruled the state for 15 years at stretch before the BJP came to power in 2016, said the situation within the Congress today is such that it can do anything for votes."How can a party that is so unstable provide a stable government to Assam," he questioned.
This time, the Assam Assembly election is being held in three phases. Voting for the first phase will be held on March 27 and for the last phase on April 6.Votes of all the phases will be counted on May 2.(UNI)