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Modi leads Assam campaign ahead of elections

PM says progress of the state high on his agenda during a public address

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Mar 26 2016 2:29PM | Updated Date: Mar 26 2016 3:10PM

Modi leads Assam campaign ahead of elections

PM Narendra Modi said progress of Assam was high on his agenda as he kicked off the BJP campaign in state that goes will go on polls early next month to elect a new state government.

 
Addressing a rally in Tinsukia district, he said BJP has three agendas: development, speedy development and overall development. 
 
He urged people to give the BJP a chance to form government in state for next five years and asked them to question what the current Congress government has done in the last 15 years of its rule. 
 
He also hailed BJP chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal, and added that Assam will get a young chief minister if the BJP comes to power.
 
He announced that his party aimed at providing "education to the poor, employment to the youth and medicines to the senior citizens".
 
Around 1.98 crore voters will elect MLAs for 126 seats contested in Assam. State elections  will be held in two phases on April 4 and April 11.