Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a frontal attack against the Gandhi family and lashed out at them for disrupting the Parliament frequently trying to decelerate the pace of development.
“There is one family which is not ready to let this government function,” Modi said, alleging that the party was taking revenge for defeat in Lok Sabha polls.
Modi was addressing a mammoth public rally of tea garden workers in Eastern Assam on Friday.
Modi regretted, “There are other political parties in opposition. They are not with us but they want Parliament to function.”
Pointing out that several bills of public importance passed by Lok Sabha has been blocked in Rajya Sabha, Modi said, “In past 60-years of Indian democracy there have been opposition in the parliament but it was for the first time that a family is trying to settle score of defeat by blocking the development of nation.”
Modi refrained from taking the name of the Gandhi family in his speech but his reference was apparent to the crowd, which cheered him during his speech.
Kicking off the election campaign of the BJP, Modi called upon people of Assam to give a chance to BJP.
He said that Assam needs a government, which listens to poor people and the working class of society. He said, “You will have to give a chance to BJP for Sarbananda (Sarbanand Sonowal) in Assam.”
Modi also slammed the successive governments for plight of tea workers in the state. “Assam’s identity in global arena is by its tea. This identity has come due to hard work and devotion of several generation of the tea workers community but unfortunately they have got nothing in return,” said the Prime minister who reminded, “I also got livelihood in my childhood by selling tea just because you produced tea.”
The Prime Minister, though, failed to make any announcement on long pending demand of tea workers for Schedule Tribe status in Assam....