Assam | AICC launches campaign against BJP in state


GUWAHATI | September 1, 2018:

On Friday, AICC general secretary Harish Rawat launched a poster campaign on the alleged failures and corruption during the tenure of the BJP governments at the Centre and the state.

Posters and slogans containing cartoons of Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting the misdeeds of BJP government will be put up across the state, Rawat said.

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Rawat vowed to highlight at the grassroots level the failures and corruption of the BJP governments at the Centre and in the state. He said the Congress, as an Opposition party, was "duty-bound" to do so.

Rawat described the Rafale deal as the "biggest ever" scandal. He said senior Congress leaders Deepa Dasmunsi and Mukul Wasnik will highlight the issue during their interactions with the media in Silchar on Saturday and here on Monday.

Rawat arrived in Assam on August 26 and held four extended executive meetings at Azara in Kamrup (metro), Hajo in Kamrup, Margherita in Tinsukia and Lahowal in Dibrugarh district to enthuse the party workers. He also attended two meetings at tea gardens in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia, organised by the Assam Chah Mazdoor Sangha.

At Azara, Rawat launched a campaign "BJP sorkar hisab diyok, uttor diyok" (BJP government provide accountability, give answers) aimed at "exposing" the misdeeds and failures of the BJP government. The campaign will be carried out by the block, sub-divisional and district committees of the party till September 28.

Rawat said a committee will be formed with all senior party leaders, under the guidance of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, to prepare a memorandum to submit to the Fifteenth Finance Commission.

Through the memorandum, the party will stress on the necessity of special economic consideration for Assam and demand restoration of its special status.

Rawat left on Friday and is likely to return next month to visit a few more districts.

"During his meetings, Rawat interacted with party workers and listened to their views. His visit was successful. The party workers are encouraged," said the leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia.

On Friday, Assam BJP spokesperson Rupam Goswami said discussions to buy Rafale aircraft began in 2000 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister. He criticised the UPA government for its alleged failure to buy the fighter plane during its 10 years in power.

Source: The Telegraph

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