GUWAHATI: Union home minister Amit Shah on Monday took a break from public rally in Assam and instead addressed a town hall meeting under the title “Agragami Asom” (Advanced Assam) on Monday where he said BJP will bank on five pillars to fight the assembly polls — ‘suraksha aur samman’ (protection and dignity), ‘samriddhi aur judao’ (prosperity and connection), ‘sanskriti aur sabhyata’ (culture and civilisation), ‘shanti aur samvad’ (peace and dialogue) and ‘swanirbharta aur atmanirbharta’ (self-reliance).
Hitting out at the Congress over its alliance with AIUDF, Shah said the Grand Old Party is “shamelessly” talking of secularism and culture preservation even as it has Badruddin Ajmal’s outfit “seated on its lap”.
He said, “Assam elections will not just ensure that BJP stays in power but will also guarantee preservation of the state’s culture, traditions and civilisation,” he stated.
Shah, after launching the BJP’s social media campaign ‘selfie with development’ here, urged the party’s social media volunteers to act as ‘marg-darshaks’ and create awareness on the party’s mission to build ‘golden Assam”. As part of the social media campaign, volunteers will take a selfie against the backdrop of a development work undertaken by the BJP government in the state over the last five years and upload it on networking websites.