On Monday, February 22, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated a possibility and gave hints that the Election commission might possibly announce the dates of polls in the four states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, and West Bengal, and the Union Territory of Puducherry within the first few days of March. On his third visit to the poll-bound state of Assam, PM Modi said, “In 2016, assembly poll dates were announced on March 4. This year, it is my assumption that the Election Commission will announce the dates by March 7.”
After having visited Assam, he reached Hooghly, situated in Bengal. In his rally scheduled at Hooghly, he mentioned about “ashol Parivartan (which means real change)”. In the next month, PM Modi is again scheduled to hold a rally in the heart of Kolkata, Brigade Parade Ground which would mark the end of six ‘parivartan yatras’ begun by the Bharatiya Janata Party in poll-bound West Bengal.
When in Assam, PM Modi said that three energy infrastructure projects would be dedicated to the people of Assam, worth INR 3,000 crore. In addition to this, Modi also laid the foundation for the state’s seventh engineering college at Dhemaji, and he also inaugurated the construction for the eighth such college near Guwahati, at Sualkuchi.
PM Modi said that the Union Ministers have been regularly visiting the state to know what are the difficulties that people are facing, and to know about the work that is being done. He said, “I, too, have come to Assam many times so that I can be among you and become a participant in your development journey. Assam has everything that every citizen needs to live a better life. Now, the need is an opportunity for development. The double engine that is running has to be strengthened. I assure the people of Assam that with your co-operation, and your blessings, there will be development at a faster pace.”