| Tarun Gogoi speaks during the rally at D.N. Sinha Stadium in Goalpara on Wednesday. Telegraph picture |
Dhubri, April 16: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said his government had done much more for the people in the Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency than its sitting MP , AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal.
The chief minister addressed poll rallies in Goalpara and Hatsinghimari for party candidate from Dhubri Lok Sabha seat, Wazed Ali Choudhury.
Gogoi, while addressing three meetings in Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency, including at D.N. Sinha Stadium in Goalpara and Hatsinghimari Junior College ground in Dhubri district, said Ajmal had proved to be a failure and minority people were longer supporting him.
Ajmal is seeking re-election from the Dhubri seat.
“Ajmal is my friend and sends gifts to me but in politics, he is my enemy. I have solved one of the biggest problems of the minority people living here by getting them the elector photo identity card (EPIC) and many schemes are in the pipeline which will be taken up after the polls,” the chief minister said.
Addressing the poll rally, Congress candidate from Dhubri Lok Sabha constituency, Choudhury, attacked Ajmal and alleged that he had failed to serve the people.
“What shall I say about Ajmal? His failures can be measured by one thing that he could not spend the total amount allotted to the MP local area development fund. Moreover, he could not implement anything he promised to the voters,” Choudhury said.
He alleged that Ajmal had promised that he would purchase WIMCO (a match factory) and employ the youths of Dhubri in it and also in his private companies but none of these were fulfilled.
Choudhury assured the voters of implementing the anti-erosion work to check in Dhubri district, end of the doubtful (D)-voters issue. He will pursue the state government to make the South Salmara-Mancachar subdivision a district soon if he was elected, he added.
The rallies were also addressed by former MP Abdul Hamid, who criticised BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and termed the development of Gujarat a farce.
Choudhury later in the evening said there was a huge turnout in all the three rallies compared to Ajmal’s rallies, which were held yesterday at the same venues.
Ajmal kicked off his second phase of campaign yesterday and will campaign till April 22 and address altogether 21 rallies.