Guwahati: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he feels sad for a 22-year-old woman’s tweet but not for Assam’s floods or the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) issue. She also alleged that youths, workers, farmers across the country have been “cheated” by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
During a public rally in Assam’s Jorhat, Priyanka Gandhi questioned, “Has the PM ever visited a tea garden, met women workers there? Doesn’t the PM feel their pain as his promise of giving Rs 350 per day as a daily wage to tea garden workers has not been fulfilled yet?”
Before stressing that youths, farmers and workers have been cheated by the BJP, the Congress leader said that the Prime Minister feels sad about a 22-year-old woman’s (Disha Ravi) tweet but not about floods in Assam and the CAA.
When asked about Congress’ chances in the upcoming Assembly elections in the northeastern state, Priyanka Gandhi said, “We are giving a solid fight, we are very confident. Our effort is to talk about the development, needs of the people of Assam and preserving and strengthing their culture and identity.”
‘Doosri baar, BJP sarkar’ in Assam, says PM Modi
Earlier in the day, PM Modi said that ‘Doosri baar, BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) sarkar’ has been decided in Assam. Speaking at a public rally in Bokakhat, he said that Assam will witness a ‘double engine’ National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government for the second time.
“The double engine sarkar of NDA has made available several facilities such as toilets, LPG gas, electricity and free medical treatment. Now we are working towards the availability of water with full force,” the Prime Minister said.
Slamming at Congress, he said that during the previous rule, the main question was how to save Assam from being looted, adding that under the NDA government, the state is moving ahead to reach new heights.
“There was another question during the Congress rule: how to build connectivity between two corners of Brahmaputra? Under the NDA, modern bridges are being created on Brahmaputra and old unfinished bridges are being completed,” he added.
He also credited the NDA government for saving Assam from decades of conflict and establishing peace and stability.
Elections for the 126-seat Assam assembly are scheduled to take place in three phases from March 27 to April 6. The results will be announced on May 2.