Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Tarun Gogoi-led Congress government in Assam for its alleged misrule and neglecting the people of the northeastern state.
Addressing a huge rally here, PM Modi said, ''I am confident you will vote in large numbers in Phase 11 and elect the BJP and our allies in Assam.''
PM Modi also emphasised on need for a stable government in Assam, saying ''the nation has suffered due to back seat driving.''
Don't give the remote control to your state in someone's hands, PM Modi urged the gathering.
Coming dow heavily on the Tarun Gogoi government, PM said, ''Assam has neither implemented MNREGA programme efficiently nor built homes for poor.''
PM Modi had earlier offered prayers at Shakti Peeth Kamakhya Temple on the first day of the spring season and New Year's Day of the traditional Hindu calendar based on the beginning of new moon.
After offering prayers at the famous temple, the Prime Minister had tweeted: “After many years, on the first day of Navratri, getting an opportunity to visit Kamakhya Temple and offer prayers to Maa Kamakhya. Feeling blessed.”
Earlier in the day, PM Modi tweeted his wishes saying, "greetings to people across India celebrating the advent of the New Year. May this new year bring joy & prosperity."
Dedicated to Maa Kamakhya, the essence of female energy, it is one of the most important ancient Indian temples and is situated about 8 kilometers towards the western side of the city of Guwahati on the Nilachal Hill.
Campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam, the Prime Minister will address several election rallies in the state today, where polling will be held on Monday in the second and final phase of Assembly elections.
He will campaign in Raha, Rangia, Sarbhog and Guwahati.