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Congress to fight Assam assembly polls on development plank

Last Updated: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 14:27

Silchar: Development will be the main
plank on which the Congress will contest the forthcoming assembly elections in Assam, AICC General Secretary and Assam in-charge Digvijay Singh said.

"The state has witnessed tremendous development
during the last decade of the Congress rule in the state and
people are very happy with the Congress", Singh, who is
currently on a visit to the Barak Valley told reporters here today.
The Congress government, he said, has done very good
job during the last few years like initiating dialogue with
the ULFA, initiating various schemes for the poor and the
marginalised, bringing about remarkable improvement in law and
order situation and health services among other things.

The Congress begun its election campaign in the Barak Valley by organising a huge public rally here yesterday.
Altogether 1200 party workers have applied for party
nomination for the 126 assembly seats which he said was
"remarkable. ...This proves that the people of the state are
still with the Congress".

Assam Pradesh Congress President Bhubaneswar Kalita
said that the BJP was a communal party and the people of Assam
had rejected both the AGP and BJP.


First Published: Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 14:27
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