Tarun Gogoi says Congress will win more seats than last general elections

April 23rd, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Apr 23 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said the Congress would win more seats as compared to last time in 2004 due to the development projects undertaken by his government.

“Never before so much development work had been done in the state as was done by my government. We have been successful in bringing in central funds for development. People will vote for development and we will increase our seats from last time”, Gogoi said after he cast his vote at polling booth number 83 set up in Debi Charan High School in Jorhat.

Union Minister Bijoy Krishna Handique’s wife was the first voter to cast her vote at this booth. Gogoi’s brother and Koliabor constituency sitting MP Dip Gogoi also voted here.

Handique, seeking re-election from Jorhat, is fighting battle against BJP’s Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, a tea community leader, CPI’s sitting MLA Dhrupad Borgohain and five others.

Polling for 11 Lok Sabha seats is being held here since morning amid tight security.

Election for three seats was held in the first phase on April 16. (ANI)

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