PM Narendra Modi is a 'migratory bird' for Assam, visits the state occasionally, say Opposition leaders
Assam Pradesh Congress President Ripun Bora, said that PM Narendra Modi never came here when the state and its people suffered during the monsoon floods
Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi a 'migratory bird' who visits the state occasionally but fails to solve the basic problems and forgets to implement the poll promises, the Congress-led Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) in Assam said.
The six-party Mahagathbandhan’s reaction came after the Prime Minister on Monday visited Assam for the third time in a month. The Congress had formed the Mahagathbandhan with three parties CPI-M, CPI and CPI-MLL also the AIUDF and the Anchalik Gana Morcha.
Assam Pradesh Congress President Ripun Bora said that PM Modi never came here when the state and its people suffered during the monsoon floods. "The people are agitating against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and unprecedented price rise of essential commodities and fuel, but the Prime Minister deliberately avoided these issues," the Congress leader told media.
Leader of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Aminul Islam, said that either Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP national President JP Nadda or other party leaders are coming to Assam every week after the formation of the Mahagathbandhan. "Frequent visit of BJP's central leaders, including the PM and the HM, prove that the ruling party is afraid of the Mahagathbandhan. The saffron party is certain that it is going to lose the ensuing elections," the AIUDF leader said.
The elections to the 126-member Assam Assembly are likely to be held in April-May this year.
(With inputs from IANS)