Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an election rally in Rangapara in Sonitpur district of Assam on Sunday.
He was scheduled to late speak at Karimganj of the Barak Valley.
Barak Valley is very crucial for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) because it is contesting alone on all the 15 seats of valley. The valley will go to the poll in the first phase on April 4.
This will be Prime Minister Modi’s first visit to Barak Valley since becoming the Prime Minister.
He had addressed a rally at Ramnagar in Cachar district in 2014 during the Lok Sabha election campaign.
The Prime Minister will be accompanied by all the 15 BJP candidates of the Barak Valley and some senior leaders.
Adequate security arrangements have been made to avoid any untoward incident.
The Election Commission has announced two-phase voting for the 14th Assam assembly elections on April 4 and 11. The votes will be counted on May 19.
Here are highlights of Modi’s speech in Rangapara:
- I am working on three agenda. My first agenda is development, second is speedy development and third is development in all directions
- It’s my dream that all citizens should have a house of their own by 2022. I know it’s a big task, but our country is also big
- (Tarun) Gogoi sahab said that his fight is against me. We are in a democracy, if we have to fight, we have to fight against poverty, corruption
- A person who is visually impaired, who can’t see at all, can also figure out if a road is concrete or not
- There is a strong wind of change in Assam which will uproot Congress and its 15 years of misrule
- The love and affection you have showered upon me, I will return it with interest in terms of development