MAJULI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to begin the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) campaign in Assam today with a jam packed schedules of four rallies today in Tinsukia, Majuli, Bihpuria, Bokakhat and a meeting with locals at Jorhat.
He will become the first Prime Minister to visit Majuli, an island located in between river Brahmaputra and Lohit. Prime Minister Modi’s Assam campaign comes in stark contrast to his massive 40 rallies in Bihar.
Polling in Majhuli will take place in the first phase of voting on April 4.
The Election Commission has announced two-phase voting for the 14th Assam assembly elections on April 4 and 11. The votes will be counted on May 19.
Earlier, releasing his party's 'vision document' for the upcoming Assam Assembly polls, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the BJP-led alliance will have a landslide victory and uproot the failed Congress government from the state.
"There is a desire for a change which is sweeping the state. People of Assam are tired of slogans and they want development. The youth here are craving for growth. The core strength of our alliance is the youth here and the youth is leading that campaign for a change," Jaitley told the media here.
The Finance Minister further trained his guns on the grand old party, saying the Congress has in the past several years 'encouraged' infiltration and failed to act on it as they wanted to turn it into a vote bank for themselves.
"Being a border state and a pivotal north east state, this vision document aims at providing security and it strongly emphasises on that," Jaitley said.