GUWAHATI, May 19 - Terming the BJP’s unprecedented performance at the Assembly polls as a historic mandate by the people, BJP State president Sarbananda Sonowal today said that the party’s victory was made possible by the people of Assam and the hard work put in by the BJP and its alliance partners.
Addressing media-persons following a thunderous reception at the BJP headquarters here, Sonowal said that the BJP’s priority would be to steer the State in the path of progress, while protecting the identity and culture of its inhabitants.
“This is a historic occasion for the BJP and the people’s mandate reflects that. Our thanks are due to the people of Assam for reposing their faith in the BJP and in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP and its alliances worked hard for the purpose,” he said.
Sonowal added that the BJP Government would single-mindedly work towards fulfilling its poll pledges as mentioned in its vision document and meet the masses’ aspirations.
“The victory shows that the people were dissatisfied with Congress misrule. The people want their culture and identity to be protected. Our actions would be guided by the people’s pulse and we will meet their expectations. The vision document will be implemented in its letter and spirit. There will be accountability and transparency in governance,” he said.
Sonowal added that the BJP would address all the chronic problems – including cross-border infiltration from Bangladesh – and resolve those. “I assure the people that the BJP will put an end to infiltration from Bangladesh,” he said.
The BJP president asserted that the Government would work without any prejudices and take the Opposition into confidence while discharging its responsibilities.
“We will work with an open mind… Tarun Gogoi is a veteran politician and we will seek his opinion and guidance in governance,” he added.
BJP’s national general secretary Ram Madhab, while welcoming the mandate, said that it was for protecting the identity of the State’s people and also for development. “All the burning issues plaguing the State, including infiltration, will be resolved.”