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Gogoi challenges BJP for Assam assembly poll

Gogoi challenges BJP for Assam assembly poll

India Blooms News Service | | 08 Feb 2016, 08:08 pm
Guwahati, Feb 8 (IBNS) : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday challenged the Bharatiya Janata Party for the upcoming assembly polls in the state and said that he is ready for the ensuing assembly elections which the BJP has termed as the Battle of Sariaghat.

“The manner Mughals were crushed in the Sararighat Battle, the saffron party will be vanquished in the assembly elections in the state,” Gogoi said.

In a statement Gogoi said that the ensuing assembly elections will be a showdown between him and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA Government’s failure on all fronts and its anti-people and anti-poor policies will be his main poll points.

Gogoi also said that the BJP-led government at the Centre has made a u-turn on all issues concerning the people and it has utterly failed in fulfilling the poll promises made to the people.

“The frequent visits of the Central Ministers to Assam has been primarily aimed at covering the failure of the Central Government and it has indulged in show business and fake assurances. Visits of the Central Ministers are aimed at hoodwinking the people and divert their attention from the failure of the Central Government,” Gogoi said.

“Even RSS Chief Mohan Bhagawat visited Assam twice recently primarily to polarise the otherwise peaceful ambience of Assam. RSS is trying tacitly to sow the seeds of discord in Assamese society which was moulded and shaped by the philosophy of Srimanta Sankardeva and Ajan Fakir. We are committed to build a Modern Assam based on the edifice laid by these saints. However, the State Government machinery is on its toes to foil any activity which is not in conformity with the teachings of Srimanta Sankardeva and Ajan Fakir,” Gogoi said.

The Assam CM asked the BJP-led Central Government to ask for the mandate of the people based on the promises and activities and not by any means which have the potential to create rift in the society and disintegrate it.


(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)