Drawing a soccer analogy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Thursday the folks of Assam have proven the “pink card” to the Congress-led Grand Alliance within the state. He additionally accused the earlier Congress governments of being a mute spectator to unbridled violence within the Bodo dominated areas of the state.
“Folks of Assam have given their blessings to the NDA in first part of meeting ballot. Soccer is a well-liked sport in Assam. In soccer parlance, the folks of Assam have proven the Congress-led alliance the pink card,” he mentioned addressing an election rally at Bijni in Kokrajhar.
Modi alleged the Congress governments within the state and on the Centre did nothing to verify violence in Bodo areas.
“Within the lengthy years of its rule, the Congress threw Bodoland into bomb, gun and blockade tradition. The NDA gifted Bodoland peace and respect,” he mentioned.
Focusing on the Congress over its alliance with Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF, Modi mentioned the principle opposition get together had surrendered earlier than “tala-chabhi wale”.
Padlock and key are the election image of the AIUDF. A number of high BJP leaders together with Union House Minister Amit Shah have accused Ajmal and his get together of encouraging unlawful immigration from Bangladesh, a massively contentious and divisive problem within the northeastern state.
“The Congress and its alliance can be punished for it. We’ll by no means enable them to loot the hard-earned peace,” he asserted.
“Peace, progress and safety is our mantra for the Bodoland territorial area,” he added.