PM Narendra Modi sounds poll bugle in Assam, says 'development' the only agenda

I've come here today to work with you shoulder to shoulder to bring development to people, said Modi.

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2016, 13:12 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi sounds poll bugle in Assam, says 'development' the only agenda

Kokrajhar, Assam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tuesday, officially kick-started Bhartiya Janata Party's poll campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in Assam.

Addressing a mammoth rally at Kokrajhar, Modi said, “I've come here today to work with you shoulder to shoulder to bring development to people.”

“I assure you that you are in my heart and that why my heart has opened, my hands (purse strings) have opened,” he said to cheering from the crowd.

“For 12-15 years the promises that were made to you haven't been fulfilled. And doing that over and over is what has led to your anger,” Modi said.

Targeting former PM Manmohan Singh, Modi said that its surprising that Assam still has such a long list of demands despite the fact that Singh was Assam's own (Manmohan Singh has been elected to the Rajya Sabha from Assam).

“I thought there can't be any problem in Assam as a party (Congress) was in power here for 15 yrs, PM from here governed nation for 10 years...People who ruled here for 15 years are asking for account of work I've done in 15 months. Is this fair?” he said.

“Rajiv Gandhi ji got it right when he said that a rupee reduces to 15 paise as it goes from Delhi to the villages across the nation,” the PM added.

Modi said the solution to all problems of the nation lies in 'development'.