Sonowal filed his nomination from Majuli constituency on Tuesday. After completion of required procedures, he attended a public rally at Garmur in Majuli.
Saying that under PM Narendra Modi the central government is working to make India one of the top countries in the world, Sonowal stated that the Prime Minister has set an example of equal development in all parts of the nation and said that the promises given 5 years back by the Prime Minister while campaigning for Sonowal as the MLA from Majuli have all been fulfilled. He urged the people of Majuli to thank the Prime Minister for the fulfilled promises.
“Five years ago, Assam was plagued by corruption as the Congress Government had looted money meant for the poor. Today the scenario has changed under BJP led State Government and corruption has been minimised to a great extent through relentless efforts. Many poor youths have been able to secure government jobs transparently on the basis of merit during the time of present of state government. While previous Congress Government had tacit understanding with militants, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi peace has come back to the state and Assam has marched on the path of development and progress” Sonowal said.
He also reflected on the key achievements of the present state government like planting of more than 10 crore trees and increase of forest cover, providing land pattas (certificate) to 3 lakh 65 indigenous landless families in the state, conducting land survey in Majuli which was not done by previous governments and providing land pattas to 16 thousand families in Majuli etc. He also thanked the people of Majuli for their cooperation towards the development measures taken by the government for which the river island has progressed considerably in the last 5 years. He also highlighted the initiatives taken to safeguard the language, literature, culture of the state.
Sonowal also remarked that in spite of the opposition parties spreading lies about the BJP government in the state, BJP has performed well in all elections due to the faith and trust of people in the party and he asserted that till the time BJP is in power in the state, Assam’s land, language, culture would be safe. He also assured of taking further steps to make Majuli one of the best places in the world in the future as well.