We strive for an Assam free of corruption, illegal foreigners : Sarbananda Sonowal, Assam Chief Minister
Updated on: 07 Jun 2016
On May 16, 2014, when the BJP won a huge mandate, Narendra Modi told a few of his senior colleagues that the party was at the crest of its popularity. From then on it will be a fight against unpopularity that could be fought only through hard work. Do you have similar feelings after the Assam victory? It is a very normal thing in politics. Challenges will be always there. There are so many long pending issues in the state, but we are ready to face them. The Congress could not provide the solutions. With hard work, dedication and disciplined service, we will be able to find solutions. It is a question of quality of service to the nation. In the last two years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already shown what he is capable of. That is what the people of Assam also seek from our party. Under the Congress government, people in Assam never saw good governance and quality administration. So the massive mandate in Assam is because of the quality of services rendered by the Narendra Modi government. The system of good governance, which was totally destroyed by the Congress government, is now on the path of revival. Under the BJP in Assam and with Mr Modi at the helm, people from all walks of life will get justice and an environment to live a life with dignity.
A Union minister or a chief minister? Where does your preference lie and why? The nature of responsibilities is the same in both the cases; only the geographical and other jurisdictions differ. As Union minister you look after the entire stretch of the country whereas as CM you are confined within a state. But then the level of commitment required remains the same, for ultimately it is about the cause of the country and the service of the people.