'Congress-mukt Bharat' chant now echoes in Assam: BJP

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-05-19 11:46 Guwahati: Riding high on the verdict of the Assam assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the judgement of the people is a clear significance of the fact that they have in all seriousness accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a 'Congress-mukt Bharat'. Lauding the vision of Prime MinisterModi and BJP president Amit Shah, party general secretary Ram Madhav said the Congress must now learn a lesson from the latest political developments in the country and acknowledge the fact that the people are yet not ready to accept them. "This round of assembly elections is a very big lesson for the Congress. The Congress has not learned any lesson for the 2014 general election. And even two years after the general election, the people are not yet able to accept the Congress," Madhav told the media here. "The people are rejecting the Congress and its alliance partners. The people of this country have with great seriousness accepted our slogan of a 'Congress-mukt Bharat' which we proclaimed two years ago," he added. Madhav dedicated the BJP's win to Maa Kamakhya, holy river Brahmaputra and Srimanta Sankardev. "We thank the people of Assam from the bottom of our heart for giving us an absolute majority by casting 48 to 49 percent votes in our favour. This is the result of the hard work put in by our party's central leadership, our chief ministerial candidate Shri Sonowal ji, our Pradesh leader Himanta Biswa Sarma and our MPs and office bearers in the party," said Madhav. "Taking note of the expectations with which the people have cast their votes, we will provide a very good and stable government under the leadership of Sarbananda Sonowal," he added. Madhav further said there was a curiosity in the entire nation with regard to the Assam polls. "And I believe that this victory is very significant for the Bharatiya Janata Party and has come at an appropriate time," he added. The BJP, which contested the polls under Sonowal's leadership, has taken a big lead in Assam. In Assam, the BJP and its allies are leading in 71 constituencies followed by Congress and its allies in 25. The AIUDF is leading in 16 seats. The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for providing online information of trends and results of counting. (ANI)