| AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary in an election campaign at Dharmapur on Monday. Picture by UB Photos |
Dhubri, April 4: AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary lambasted the Congress government during an election rally in the border village of Kacharihat in Dhubri district today.
While urging the electorate to vote for AGP candidate Enamul Haque who is contesting the Dhubri Assembly seat, Patowary said an anti-Congress wave was blowing across Assam from Sadia to Dhubri and everywhere people wanted a change by ousting the corrupt Congress government led by Tarun Gogoi.
Speaking on “D”voters, Patowary said people whose name appeared with a tag of “D-voter” need not be afraid because within two years it would be solved if the AGP was voted to power.
Referring to updating of National Register of Citizens (NRC), Patowary said the Congress had miserably failed to update the NRC and tried to gain political mileage but the AGP was sincere about it and would update the NRC without any politics within three years.
Calling upon the people to oust “the most corrupt Congress government”, Patowary said if the AGP formed the next government it would make an anti-corruption bill to gift Assam a corruption-free administration.
Haque while addressing the election rally appealed to the electorate of Dhubri not to divide the people on the lines of religion.
“Please do not divide us as Hindus and Muslims because this division has ruined us. In the past you had voted for candidates considering their religious background but please do not do it this time. Let us remain human beings,” Haque added.
Haque said it was peoples’ resources and money that were being swindled by the Congress and they could not do anything against it, but now people were coming together and voicing against corruption openly.
While making a fervent appeal to the people of Dhubri constituency, Haque said he wanted to be a watchman and not a mere legislator who would keep a careful watch on corruption and see that the needy and the weaker section of society get the benefits of schemes.
Inclement weather forced Patowary to cut short his speech and fly back to Guwahati in a single-seated helicopter.
Former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was scheduled to address the election meeting but it had be cancelled in the last moment, AGP sources said.
In a news meet here at the Dhubri BJP office, district party president Bimal Oswal said national party leader Smriti Irani would address an election rally at Srimanta Sankardev Sishu Udyan in Dhubri tomorrow. Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi would address a poll rally in Golokganj on April 7, Oswal said.