Assam state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass said that development is their main agenda for the assembly elections in the state. The senior BJP leader said that their government has already initiated plenty of development works and they would need another five years to complete those unfinished works.
Dass said that the government headed by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has been able to accomplish a lot during its term and the party would need another five years at the helm to complete various unfinished ‘public-oriented and developmental’ activities.
“Our single-point agenda is development. This government has been able to carry out developmental activities in all spheres. In the coming days, we have to increase the pace of the process. The activities of our party and its cadres and the achievements of our government are our biggest assets. We have provided good governance and we are seeking the support of the voters based on our performance,” Dass was quoted as saying by The Assam Tribune in an interview.
He further added that from Independence to 2015, only six medical colleges were set up in Assam. “In contrast, during the last four and a half years, our government has been able to start work on 11 new medical colleges, including one AIIMS. Classes have begun in some of these. So, we need another five years to complete what we have begun and make them functional,” Dass said.
“Similarly, work has begun to establish cancer care centres and we need some time to make them operational. This government has provided land documents to 2.5 lakh families so far and our target is to include another 2.5 lakh households under the scheme. Housing has been provided to seven lakh families and our target is to ensure that each family in Assam owns a concrete house by 2022. The electorate has seen what we have achieved and we are confident that they will repose faith in us once more so that we can accomplish the remaining tasks,” he added.
Taking a dig at the opposition, the senior BJP leader alleged that incidents of mass killings and violence were rampant during the Congress regime.
“Since coming to power, the BJP-led government has been able to usher in peace across the state, including the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) and Karbi Anglong. Most of the ultras have joined the mainstream and the process of development has started in areas that were previously disturbed,” Dass said.