PM has assumed the role of opposition leader : Gogoi

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he has assumed the role of an opposition leader in the ongoing campaign for election to Bihar assembly.

“The manner in which PM Modi has been canvassing for Bihar Assembly Elections has diminished the stature of the Prime Minister s Office … The role PM Modi has been playing in Bihar should have been played by Sushil Kumar Modi who is the opposition leader in Bihar,” he said in a statement here.

He said the BJP-led NDA government came to power after making “numerous hollow promises” and instead of fulfilling the promises has “ditched” the countrymen. Instead of steering the nation to the so called Acche Din it has dragged it into “a mess”.

Gogoi also took a dig at the Centre for “growing intolerance and creating an uncanny situation of hatred in the country.”

A series of protests by the litterateurs, artistes, cine personalities, historians and scientists testified the increasing intolerance in the country which is very unfortunate, he said adding if the situation remained unchecked the country s credibility at the national and international forum will be at stake.

“What has surprised the conscientious circle of the country is PM Modi s mute role. Though the Prime Minister has responded at last, he could not do anything substantial to raise the morale of all sections of the people of the country,” Gogoi said.

The Assam chief minister also called upon the people of Bihar not to be swayed by “false promises of Modi.