Sonia appreciates Gogoi govt for development in Assam

The law and order situation in Assam has changed "tremendously" in the last ten years and peace and development is returning to the state, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said.

Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 15:41 PM IST

Karimganj: The law and order
situation in Assam has changed "tremendously" in the last ten
years and peace and development is returning to the state,
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said.

"The situation changed tremendously during the last
ten years of Congress rule under Tarun Gogoi, with peace and
development returning to the state and schemes being speedily
implemented," Gandhi told an election rally at Neelam Bazaar
in Karimganj district.

She said, "The state was in an all-round mess ten
years ago when the AGP was in power with even government
employees not getting salaries and people were not able to go
out of their homes because of poor law and order."

The Congress government in the state has laid stress
on education as the party considers it an investment for the
children`s future, the UPA chairperson said.

The state government has already given computers to
children who secured first division in the matric examination
and cycles to girl students of class VIII so that they could
go to school without any difficulty, she said.

"The Congress also proposes to set up a Barak Valley
Engineering College and a Polytechnic Institute in Karimganj,
she said.

Gandhi arrived to address three election rallies at
Karimganj, Bokajan and Khumtai going to polls in the first
phase on April four.

PTI