Gogoi buys vegetables for Bihu
A day after poll campaign ended, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday went to a market here to buy fresh vegetables and herbs with ‘Rongali Bihu’ just round the corner.
Gogoi went to the weekly Beltola market here, one of the largest temporary markets in the city, where hundreds of small traders bring fresh vegetables and other products from different parts of the state and also from nearby Meghalaya.
The chief minister purchased some fresh vegetables like squash, drum stick, brinjals, gourd and a few local herbs.
Gogoi was also seen enquiring the vendors about their profit margins and where they had come from.
Some people, mostly women, also clicked selfies with the 80-year-old chief minister, who is fighting the ongoing Assembly elections to form the next government in the state for the fourth consecutive term.
While talking to media persons, who reached the spot after hearing about his being in the market, Gogoi said “Bihu is coming. So I have come out myself to buy some goods for Bihu celebrations in my home.”
He also expressed happiness about the condition of the market and peoples’ enthusiasm to buy products on the eve of Bihu, the main cultural festival to welcome Assamese new year.
When asked about election campaign, the senior Congress politician attacked BJP’s slogan of ‘parivartan’ and said “We need change for the poor and for helping farmers, students and women. We need change for creating jobs to poor and increase income for all along with peace and harmony. That is the change we are seeking.” He accused BJP-AGP-BPF ally of trying to bring “destructive changes” in Assam.