Rahul Gandhi pitches for Gogoi as CM for third term
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 17:05
  
Chaygaon: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday urged people to make Tarun Gogoi the Chief Minister of Assam for the third consecutive term so that he could continue with the good work of peace and development initiated during the last ten years.

''Assam will benefit if Gogoiji is returned to power as he will continue taking the process of development and peace forward'', Gandhi said while addressing a campaign rally for Rekibuddin Ahmed, the party's candidate for Chaygaon assembly constituency in Kamrup(Rural) district.

In Assam, the Congress is ruling since 2001 and in Delhi since 2004 and ''where ever the party is in power, it follows the rule of providing a government of the common people, poor and backward''.

''Ten years ago when the AGP was in power in the state there was neither peace nor development and it claimed that there could be no development without peace but during the last ten years, Gogoiji has brought both peace and development in Assam'', he added.

During the AGP rule, government employees did not get their salaries, there was no road and the growth rate was only two per cent but in the last ten years, the Congress government has not only ensured payment of salaries on time for government employees but also constructed 25,000 km of roads and eight per cent of economic growth has been achieved, Gandhi added.

''We don't work for poor alone but for all sections of the people and there are some parties which indulge in a politics of division by extending help to only a section of the people'', he said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 17:05


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