Priyanka Gandhi Campaigns for Gaurav Gogoi in Jorhat Ahead of Crucial Lok Sabha Election

Priyanka Gandhi leads massive roadshow in Assam to support Congress candidate Gaurav Gogoi in high-stakes Jorhat Lok Sabha battle, criticizing BJP's policies and promising higher wages for tea workers.

author-image
Nitish Verma
Updated On
New Update
Priyanka Gandhi Campaigns for Gaurav Gogoi in Jorhat Ahead of Crucial Lok Sabha Election

Priyanka Gandhi Campaigns for Gaurav Gogoi in Jorhat Ahead of Crucial Lok Sabha Election

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra led a massive roadshow in Titabor, Jorhat district of Assam, on Tuesday to campaign for Gaurav Gogoi, the party's candidate for the Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency. The high-stakes election is being seen as a prestige battle for Gogoi , who is the son of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

During the event, Priyanka Gandhi said that the people of India want a change and that Gaurav Gogoi is a politician who cares for the people. She promised to increase the daily wages of tea garden workers if the opposition alliance wins the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Priyanka Gandhi also criticized the ruling party, saying that they want to 'change' the Constitution, which would harm the common people.

Priyanka Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating that unemployment is at an all-time high, but the PM only mentioned it twice in a recent interview. She urged the people to vote for the Congress party to control price rise and not to vote based on religion or caste issues.

The Congress party has announced 40 star campaigners for the Lok Sabha elections, including senior party members and well-known personalities. Sivasagar MLA-cum-president of Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi has also started his campaign to support Gaurav Gogoi from the Jorhat constituency. Akhil Gogoi urged the public to vote for Gaurav Gogoi and expressed his opinion that the citizens of the Jorhat Lok Sabha seat are morally upright and will vote to defeat the BJP.

Why this matters: The Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency in Assam is seen as a key battleground, with the BJP's sitting MP Topon Gogoi facing a challenge from Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi. The outcome of this election is expected to have implications for the broader political terrain in Assam and the Northeast region.

The Ahom community, which comprises around 32% of the constituency's voters, and the tea-tribe community are expected to play a pivotal role in deciding the outcome. The BJP is leaving no stone unturned, with the Assam Chief Minister and seven cabinet ministers leading the campaign in Jorhat. Gaurav Gogoi's focus is on issues like healthcare, education, and the economy, while the BJP is banking on its strong organizational base among the tea community and tribal voters.

Key Takeaways

  • Priyanka Gandhi led a massive roadshow in Assam to campaign for Congress candidate Gaurav Gogoi.
  • Priyanka promised to increase daily wages of tea garden workers if opposition alliance wins.
  • Priyanka criticized BJP for wanting to 'change' the Constitution, harming common people.
  • Jorhat Lok Sabha seat is a key battleground, with BJP's Topon Gogoi facing Gaurav Gogoi.
  • Ahom and tea-tribe communities expected to play pivotal role in deciding the outcome.