Assam elections: Arun Jaitley releases BJP's 'vision document', says historical opportunity to uproot failed Congress

Union Finance Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Friday released party's 'vision document' for the upcoming Assam Assembly elections.

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2016, 13:49 PM IST
Assam elections: Arun Jaitley releases BJP's 'vision document', says historical opportunity to uproot failed Congress

Guwahati: Union Finance Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley on Friday released party's 'vision document' for the upcoming Assam Assembly elections.

While addressing the press, Jaitley said, "Assam Assembly elections are a historical opportunity to uproot the failed Congress government."

Commenting on the party manifesto, the BJP leader asserted, "It is a vision document of what should be the roadmap for Assam from 2016 to 2025."

"Congress tried to destroy and change the demography of the state by encouraging infiltration. Congress has been doing it for many decades and took no action," Union Minister Arun Jaitley said.

"There is a desire for a change which is sweeping the state. People of Assam are tired of slogans and they want development. The youth here are craving for growth. The core strength of our alliance is the youth here and the youth is leading that campaign for a change," Jaitley told the media here.

The BJP Assam Vision Document 2016-2025 promised to work closely with the Centre for "complete sealing of the Indo-Bangladesh border in the state" if it was voted to power.

It also assured the people that a law would be enacted to "deal sternly" with industries, businesses, Small and Medium Enterprises or any other agencies employing infiltrators.

Expressing confidence over the newly formed Asom Gana Parishad- BJP alliance, he added that the width and the geographical spread of the coalition would play a crucial role in achieving victory in the state polls.

"We are fighting the polls under the leadership of Sonowal ji and there is certain freshness to his leadership. We have a galaxy of leadership compared to the Congress and all these factors will contribute in giving us a landslide victory," Jaitley said.

Assam will have two-phased polling for the 126 Assembly seats. The first phase will be held on April 4 and the second phase will be held on April 11.