PM hits campaign trail in Assam


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hit the campaign trail in the State today  by addressing public rallies at Moran and Gohpur.

Prime Minister Modi will attend a party rally at Moran at 12.50 pm and then another at Gohpur at 2.50 pm. Modi will campaign for the BJP’s Dibrugarh candidate, Rameswar Teli, at Moran and for the party’s Tezpur nominee, Pallab Lochan Das, at Gohpur.

Modi will be accompanied by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma, State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and other senior BJP leaders at both places.

Mr Sonowal; has personally taken charge of the Moran meeting and a good show is expected both the meeting.

Both Dibrugarh and Tezpur constituencies are likely to witness a direct fight between the BJP and the Congress. The BJP had won both the seats in the 2014 general election.

The Congress has nominated former State Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu as its candidate for the Tezpur constituency and former Union minister and senior party leader Paban Singh Ghatowar for the Dibrugarh seat.

“The country’s economy has grown by over seven per cent during Prime Minister Modi’s term in office.

Modi’s visit will come close on the heels of BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to Assam. Shah had addressed rallies at Kaliabor and Teok yesterday.

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