Congress will come back for third term in Assam: Kalita

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Guwahati, Apr 4: Congratulating the people for coming out to vote in large numbers, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhubaneswar Kalita exuded confidence that the ruling party will come back to power for the third consecutive term.

"The high percentage of vote (around 75 per cent) indicates that the ruling Congress will come back to power with absolute majority," Kalita told reporters here.

"The overwhelming response during the election rallies of Congress has proved beyond doubt that the party is coming back to power for the third term," Kalita claimed.

He also congratulated the people for holding a violence-free first phase poll and hoped that they will show the same enthusiasm during the second phase on April 11.

Launching scathing attack on opposition BJP and AGP for making corruption an election issue, Kalita said the Right to Information Act (RTI) was passed by the Congress whereby common people have access to any government dealings.

"Our government has taken the historic step to remove corruption and so the charge of corruption against us do not stand," he said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi are scheduled to campaign for the second-phase poll in the state, he added.

PTI

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