"We are confident to win ten seats, though our target is 12. Winning 12 seats will not be a surprise for us but we will definitely win in 10 constituencies", Gogoi told reporters in Guwahati.
"We are here to stay, we have been here before and will also stay in the future," he said.
Addressing an election rally at Ghoramari in Sonitpur district on Monday, Gogoi said that employment generation had stopped in the country during Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre.

"During the BJP regime in the country, employment generation stopped and the appointment process was closed, for which lakhs of unemployed youths had to pass many sleepless nights worrying about their future," he said.
Criticizing his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi, Gogoi said the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate is ‘a balloon that now and then comes to fly in the sky of Assam’.
"During the NDA government, there was not any developmental work in Assam," he added.

The Assam Chief Minister, who was campaigning for Congress candidate Bhupen Kumar Borah for the Tezpur constituency, claimed of many achievements during the Congress rule, both at the state and the Centre.
"Commendable works like woman empowerment through self-help groups, assistance of yearn for weavers, special loan facilities to artisans etc have only been possible because of the Congress government," he said.
Referring to the policies adopted for development of tea garden areas, Gogoi said that a special financial package has been launched to address the problems of the people of such areas in the state.


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