Himanta Biswa Sarma spearheads BJP’s campaign in Assam


By Rinkumani Pathak

GUWAHATI: Senior BJP leader and Assam multi-portfolio minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has been spearheading the BJP’s poll campaign in Assam with his power-packed rallies. Assam is going to polls in three phases starting from March 27.

On Saturday, the BJP strongman addressed multiple election rallies which turned into shows of strength for the saffron party.

The NEDA convenor addressed the gathering in the Rangapara constituency following a grand road show in the support of BJP candidate Krishna Kamal Tanti.

Earlier in the morning, he also interacted with workers of Phulbari tea estate. Tezpur MP Pallab Lochan Das accompanied minister Sarma during his campaign trail.

In another meeting in Gohpur, Sarma urged the voters to re-elect Utpal Bora to the assembly for peace and progress of the constituency.

Hitting out at the Congress, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Congress ruled Assam for 15 years. They took schemes to distribute only dhotis and lungis. But we focus on education.”

Sarma said Assam needs only engineering and medical colleges, not any Madrasa.

“Badruddin Ajmal has been saying that they would reopen the Madrasas in their first cabinet. People in Assam need medical, engineering college, not Madrasas,” he remarked.

Dr. Sarma also addressed a rally at Bihpuria in Lakhimpur district. In his speech, the health, finance and education minister announced that 1 lakh youths of the state will get government jobs by March 31, 2022 if BJP is voted back to power.

“I take the responsibility to give government jobs to 1 lakh youths by March 31, 2022. They don’t need to pay a penny as bribe. In Congress times, people didn’t get APSC jobs even after paying Rs. 1 crore. But today, even the son of rickshaw puller can become an ACS officer,” Himanta Biswa Sarma announced.

Later, Sarma attended another election meeting in Dhemaji where he reiterated the BJP’s commitment for all-round development of the state.