“Sarbananda Sonowal’s report card as the Chief Minister of Assam is abysmal and that’s why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not yet named it chief ministerial candidate,” said Rajib Lochan Pegu.
Pegu, who is the Congress candidate from Majuli (ST) constituency, further alleged that the BJP has been fooling the people of Majuli by saying that Sonowal is set to return as the Chief Minister for the second term.
“If Sonowal somehow manages to win the election this time around, then he is not going to be reinstated as the CM and he will continue to work just being a common legislator,” Pegu added.
“Honestly saying, Sonowal is not that confident to contest the 2021 polls from Majuli even though this is his home constituency and he is from the ruling party,” Pegu said.
“And I say this because Sonowal is scared to face the public and seek votes for himself and so BJP’s star campaigner and union home minister Amit Shah was called to Majuli and campaign on behalf of the CM,” Pegu continued.
“Irrespective of who campaigns for Sonowal in Majuli, I am confident that people of the constituency will not vote for him this time because as the MLA he has failed to keep his poll promises,” Pegu further said.
“World Heritage status to Majuli, the bridge connecting Majuli with Jorhat were two of the major poll promises last election. What happened to these promises? Sonowal has no answers to these questions,” Pegu added.
Pegu further promised to complete the unfulfilled works if the Congress-led grand alliance is voted to power in the state.
“If voted to power, the Congress-led grand alliance government will complete five guaranteed promises within 30 days from coming to power,” Pegu asserted.
The five guaranteed poll assurances are- the scrapping of CAA, one lakh job creation every year, Rs 2000 to every housewife, rising the per day salary of tea garden labourers from the present Rs 165 to Rs 365 and free electricity to every household up to 200 units.