Juria: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
today said the UPA government was committed to development of
minorities in Assam as several schemes were initiated for this
purpose in the state.
"The Congress-led UPA government has already initiated
several schemes for development of minorities. If the party
returns to power in Assam, more work will be done," Singh said
while addressing a mammoth poll rally here under Rupohihat
constituency of Nagaon district.
There were 90 minority dominated districts in the country
and of these, 13 were in Assam with Nagaon being a leading
one, Singh said.
The government laid emphasis on providing better
education facilities to minorities and free primary education
would be given to their children in these areas, he said.
The Congress government has also initiated several
development work for Nagaon district and this includes setting
up of a cement factory and a Food Craft Institute.
The Prime Minister said he was honoured to be present at
the land from where the great Assamese reformer saint Srimanta
Sankardeva hailed and was very happy to come to Assam again.
"As you all know I represent the state in Parliament and
I consider Assam my state. I have always got a lot of love
from Assam and it will always be my effort to serve you
better," he said.
The Prime Minister asserted that he was convinced the
people of Assam would not be misguided by the false promises
of the AGP and BJP and would vote for the Congress to
strengthen the hands of party president Sonia Gandhi.