After Bengal, Amit Shah Kicks Off BJP's Poll Campaign In Assam
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 26, Dec 2020, 19:45 pm IST | UPDATED: 26, Dec 2020, 19:45 pm IST
Delhi:After strengthening Bharatiya Janata Party's election preparedness in West Bengal last week, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday night arrived in Guwahati to formally launch the ruling saffron party's campaign for next year's Assam assembly polls.
Shah, during his three-day trip to northeastern part of the country, will visit Assam and Manipur and would also meet allies of BJP in Assam including Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Gana Shakti and Rabha Jatiya Aikya Manch.
While speaking at a rally in Assam's Kamrup, the senior BJP leader said that North East has emerged as country's growth engine under leadership of PM Narendra Modi.
Especially mentioning Assam, Shah said that the state has embarked on journey of peace and development.
Further hitting out at the Congress party, former BJP president said that the grand old party did not do anything for the birthplace of Acharya Sankardev whose contributions gave recognition to Assam's history, drama writing, arts and poetry.
"However, BJP believes that India can not achieve greatness until the culture and language of states are strengthened. India's culture and arts are incomplete without Assamese culture and arts," Shah said.
"In Assam, there was a period of movements. Many agitations were launched over different issues in which hundreds of youths were killed. The peace of Assam was disturbed & the developed was halted. What is the way forward? Development is the only way forward. Development is happening and will happen further but ideological change is also needed and that can't happen only through development," he said.