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Cong returns rally volley

Dibrugarh, Sept. 21: In a tit-for-tat move, the ruling Congress has decided to launch a rally tomorrow against the AGP at Dhola in Upper Assam, the same place from where the main Opposition party launched its Jana Sanjog Yatra for the next year’s Assembly polls.

Dhola in Tinsukia district is under the Sadiya Assembly constituency which is the easternmost seat of the state’s 126 constituencies.

In an attempt to aggressively counter alleged misinformation being spread by the AGP, the Congress has chosen the Saikhowa Mukoli Mancha for the rally, the same spot from where the AGP launched its campaign.

The meeting is jointly organised by the Sadiya and Saikhowa Block Congress Committees of the party and under the active supervision of the party’s Sadiya MLA Bolin Chetia.

A Congress source said “as the party is laying maximum stress on the welfare of the youth through various schemes, it had lined up state health and family welfare minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, state forest and tourism minister Rockybul Hussain, education minister Gautam Bora and power and industry minister Pradyut Bordoloi as the main cast for the rally”.

The president of the Sadiya Block Congress Committee, Parikshit Buragohain, said over phone that the meeting was aimed to clear the air on the misinformation and several false allegations being levelled by the AGP during the September 6 meeting at the same spot.

“We have noticed that the AGP which had been a failure all throughout its two tenures while running the government, had indulged in spreading total misinformation about the various development initiatives taken up by our Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government. Therefore, it has become absolutely necessary for us to give some befitting reply to the AGP’s poll agenda,” Buragohain said.

The president of Saikhowa Block Congress Committee, Bijon Saikia, said the AGP which had always failed to set its own house in order had involved in false propaganda only to win the elections.

“The AGP had never thought of the poor or the youth, they (the AGP) are only a group of power mongers whose sole objective is to grab power by hook or by crook,” Saikia said.

Sadiya MLA Bolin Chetia — who shares cordial relations with Biswa Sarm a and Rockybul Hussain — said “he expects a turnout of around 10,000 party workers”.

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