People of Assam have realised Modi only makes tall promises: Gogoi

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday claimed that the people of the state have realised that Prime Minister Modi made tall promises to them and failed to deliver on what he had promised.

Asam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. AFP

Asam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. AFP

"Modi knows how to make tall promises but people have realised that these are hollow and the Prime Minister has
failed to deliver what he had promised," Gogoi told reporters in Guwahati.

"Modi has exploited the sentiments of the people who were taken in by his promises during the last Parliamentary polls and had voted for him. They have now realised that it was all false and people's response to recent Congress meetings have been very positive," he said.

Modi's "marketing skill is excellent and superb but the product is zero and he cannot keep fooling the people always", the chief minister said.

"His schemes are like spurious medicines which instead of curing various ills proves counter-productive and creates more problems," he said.

The BJP government led by Modi has created divisions within society which were never seen before in the country and
it cannot be allowed to continue, the Congress leader said.

He had promised to bring down prices, create employment opportunities, make the country corruption-free but has failed on all fronts, Gogoi alleged.

"In Assam, he had promised to solve the foreigners issue but for him all Muslims are foreigners. He had promised to
scrap the land deal with Bangladesh which we had favoured but went ahead with it," Gogoi said.

Instead, Modi curtailed development funds, withdrew special category status and abolished the North East
Industrial Promotion Policy, Gogoi said adding, "These steps have exposed him and the BJP."

Gogoi claimed the BJP's mission of winning 84 seats in the forthcoming state assembly polls will remain a dream and
the Congress would return to power for the fourth consecutive term.


Updated Date: Mar 07, 2016 19:05 PM

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