Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday blamed the Congress for the problems of Assam, saying that the party hasn't done any work in 15 years despite the fact that his predecesor Manmohan Singh represented the state in the Rajya Sabha.
“They (Congress) didn't work for 15 years and expect me to do all the work in 15 months,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while addressing a rally in Kokrajhar.
“I thought there can't be any problem in Assam as a party (Congress) was in power here for 15 years, since the former prime minister (Manmohan Singh) from here governed the nation for 10 years (2004-2014),”
" I have come here for development. I want to give people an opportunity to grow", PM added further.
PM Modi, who is on his maiden visit to Assam is expected to address about 6,000 students and others at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Guwahati. The assembly elections are due in the state by April.
(With inputs from IANS)