AGP, BJP have done nothing for Assam: Sonia

Congress president Sonia Gandhi kicked off her election campaign in Assam with a blistering attack on the opposition AGP and the BJP for making tall promises during every election.

Last Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 14:34 PM IST

Guwahati: Congress president Sonia Gandhi Friday kicked off her election campaign in Assam with a blistering attack on the opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for making tall promises during every election.

"While the Congress always stood for development in Assam, the AGP and the BJP were able to do nothing for the state due to their wrong and lopsided policies," Gandhi told a massive election rally in Nilambazar in southern Assam.

Gandhi is on a day-long visit to Assam to address three election rallies - Nilambazar, Bokajan and Khumtai in eastern Assam.

"During every election, we find the AGP and the BJP making tall promises and giving people false hope and dreams. Let me urge you all not to get carried away by their false promises," Gandhi said.

The Congress president said Assam made rapid strides in development and bringing back peace during the last 10 years under the leadership of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

"We are committed to the overall development and permanent peace in Assam," Gandhi said.

Elections are due April 4 and 11 for the 126-member state legislature.

IANS