Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a blistering attack on Congress leadership on Sunday while addressing an lection rally at Raha in Nagaon district of Assam.
Here are the highlights of his speech
◘ I thank the people of Assam for the unprecedented high percentage of voting in the first phase
◘ You must have noticed that the Assam chief minister has stopped smiling after the first phase. He is now inviting the Congress leaders from Delhi to save him. But how can they (Congress leaders) save Gogoiji when they could not even save Delhi?
◘ Congress leaders were more concerned about their own sons and daughters.
◘ I have not seen another state in India apart from Assam where the entire population lived below poverty line (BPL). There are states in India where there are 20 or 30 percent BPL population. But the Congress in Assam has turned the entire population of the state poor as BPL. In last 15 years, Assam has achieved only a third of what other states in India achieved in every field
◘ The poor were looted in Assam, West Bengal, Odisha in the Saradha chit fund scam and though those involved are rotting in jail, the fact remains that the poor lost their money.
◘ Manmohanji ne kahan ki zubaan se zyada kaam bolta hain aur ab toh aapka kaam bolne laga hain. Yeh toh saach hain ki paap bolte hain aur ab toh parche khulne lage hain aur sab pareshan hain (Manmohanji had said that work speaks more than words and now their work has started speaking. It is true that sins do speak, now the results of their misdeeds are out and all are disturbed)
◘ There are some people who are getting greedy that they will take advantage of a hung assembly and claiming they will run business. Should this be allowed? The country has suffered enough from this backseat driving. Should Assam be allowed to be destroyed through this backseat driving? They are not interested in the country. Don't give the remote control into anyone's hands.
◘ Three days are left (for polls) and there will people trying to spread lies and rumours. It is your task to counter them by going to every household and not be misled by them. If by chance in Assam an unstable government is formed, forces trying to break the country will try to benefit.
A total of 65 constituencies in Assam saw a record 82.20 percent polling in the first phase on April 4. Polling for 61 constituencies will take place on Monday.
(With inputs from PTI and IANS)