Rahul begins campaign in Assam; development, peace on agenda

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Rahul Gandhi
Guwahati, Apr 5: Election polls in Assam has been kicked off with the first phase of the assembly polls held in upper Assam on Monday, Apr 4. Now, to build up a concrete place for Congress, Rahul Gandhi reached the state and campaigned for his party for the second term of election.

The second phase of Assam election will be held on Apr 11. Hoping a promising future of his party, Rahul stated, "My appeal to the youth of Assam is to give the Congress party another chance so that the pace of development does not get retarded. The opposition parties do not have any contact with the people, while we work hand in hand with the 'aam aadmi' (commoners)."

Emphasising on the progress of the state, the Congress leader claimed, "Progress and peace are the two important things for the overall development and well being of any state and I am saying with authority that the Congress government in Assam during the past 10 years did change the face of Assam in many ways."

Attending rallies at several places in the state, Rahul said, "We are a mass based party and concerned about the welfare of the people and I am proud to say that the various welfare schemes initiated by the central government had brought us closer to the rural areas instead of being an urban based party."

Meanwhile, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Bhubaneswar Kalita exuded confidence that the ruling party Congress will come back to power for the third consecutive term.

"The high percentage of vote (around 75 percent) indicates that the ruling Congress will come back to power with absolute majority," Kalita asserted.

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