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Congress leader slams Assam government, calls for a better India

National News Desk

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, who is on a three-day visit to the northeastern states of India, lashed out at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam, accusing it of corruption and hatred.

Speaking at a public rally in Guwahati on Friday, Gandhi said he received a lot of love from the people of Assam, Manipur and Nagaland, and that his aim was to understand their pain, issues and the terrible injustice being done to them by the BJP-led government.

From the official handle of Rahul Gandhi

“The Assam government is a ‘crop of corruption’ grown from the ‘fertilizer of hatred’ in the form of BJP. The Chief Minister of Assam is the most corrupt Chief Minister of India, whose only work is to loot public money under the guise of hatred,” Gandhi said.

He added that the power of money can never defeat the power of the people of Assam, and that they have to fight this injustice and create an Assam where every hand is employed and whose natural beauty and cultural splendor always remain prosperous.

Gandhi also said that Assam should play a leading role in writing the destiny of a better India, along with all other states.

“Assam is not just a state, it is a way of thinking, a way of living, a way of being. Assam is the pride of India, and India is the pride of Assam. We have to work together to make India a strong, united and prosperous nation,” he said.

Gandhi’s visit to the northeast comes ahead of the assembly elections in Assam, which are likely to be held in April-May this year. The Congress, which ruled the state for 15 years until 2016, is hoping to regain power from the BJP, which won 60 out of 126 seats in the last polls.

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