The opposition Congress only promised development during its time in power in Assam: Smriti Zubin Irani
Smriti Zubin Irani, a Union minister, and senior BJP leader said on Saturday that the opposition Congress only promised development during its time in power in Assam, but that the promises were kept after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s NDA government took power at the Centre.
The Union textiles minister, speaking at her second rally of the day ahead of the state assembly elections, accused the Congress of “looting public funds” and failing to carry out developmental projects in Assam during its tenure in the state.
“For years, the Congress had ruled Assam, promising growth. However, development work did not begin until 2014, when Narendra Modi was elected Prime Minister “she said
Irani, who is also the minister for women and child development, said that funds will continue to flow from the federal government, but that they will meet the people through the state budget if the BJP takes power in the northeastern state.
According to one Congress chief, only ten paise of every rupee released by the government reaches the people. She went on to say that the chief had acknowledged that members of Congress and local activists had embezzled public funds.
Since Modi came to power at the Centre, no one has dared to touch the taxpayers’ money, according to the Union minister. Taking a crack at it “Their representatives don’t see eye to eye,” Irani said of the Congress party’s mismanagement. Two of the party’s leaders are unable to make decisions, and they have partnered with an organization that is destroying Assamese society.” Irani claims that Congress can’t even build toilets for the needy, but promises to build colleges and universities.
“There was a mistake last time; it should not happen this time,” she said, referring to the Congress’ 2016 Assembly election win in the Sivasagar constituency. Irani was campaigning for BJP candidate Surabhi Rajkonwar in Sivasagar, which goes to the polls on March 27. Rajkonwar is up against Akhil Gogoi, a jailed anti-CAA activist, and Subhramitra Gogoi, a Congress leader.