The Congress government had a tacit agreement with the militants: Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said the previous Congress government had a tacit understanding with the militants and under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi peace has returned to the state and the ‘Assam has walked the path of development and progress.

Sonowal filed his nomination in Majuli constituency on Tuesday. After completing the required procedures, he attended a public rally at Garmur in Majuli.

Saying that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi the central government is striving to make India one of the best countries in the world, Sonowal said the Prime Minister has set an example of equal development in all regions of the country and said that the promises made 5 years by the Prime Minister during the campaign for Sonowal while the Majuli MPs have all been fulfilled. He urged the people of Majuli to thank the Prime Minister for the promises kept.

“Five years ago, Assam was plagued by corruption as the Congress government looted money meant for the poor. Today, the scenario has changed under the BJP-led state government and corruption has been curtailed to a large extent due to relentless efforts. Many poor youths have been able to obtain government jobs seamlessly on the basis of merit during the current period of state government. While the previous Congress government had a tacit understanding with the militants, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, peace has returned to the state and Assam has walked on the path of development and progress,” said Sonowal.

He also referred to major achievements of the current state government such as planting more than 10 crores of trees and increasing forest cover, provision of pattas (certificate) land to 3 lakh 65 indigenous families without land in the state, carrying out a land survey in Majuli which was not done by previous governments and providing land to 16,000 families in Majuli, etc. He also thanked the people of Majuli for their cooperation in the development measures taken by the government for which the river island has made significant progress over the past 5 years. He also highlighted the initiatives taken to safeguard the language, literature, culture of the state.

Sonowal also remarked that despite the opposition parties spreading lies about the BJP government in the state, the BJP has performed well in all the elections due to people’s faith and trust in the party and he claimed that till the time the BJP is in power in the state, the land of Assam, the language, the culture would be safe. He also assured to take further steps to make Majuli one of the best places in the world in the future.

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