Manmohan Singh was in
"When the Congress government took office in 2001, the state's economic status was in a shambles and we had to really work hard to bring back
"Development work in
Lauding the last 10 years of government under Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, the prime minister said the people of
"We are a party of the 'aam aadmi (common man)' and Tarun Gogoi's government was able to accelerate the pace of development by leaps and bounds, besides peace dawning in
Manmohan Singh also mentioned the peace talks with the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), and said the central government is committed to finding a solution to the long-standing insurgency problem in
"The ULFA peace talks is a good beginning and let me tell you our doors for peace talks with all militant groups are open. We want the militants to shun violence and come for talks," the prime minister said.
Manmohan Singh campaigned in eastern
The second and the final phase of elections is scheduled April 11 in 64 of the 126 assembly seats. An estimated 73 percent polling was recorded in the first phase April 4.