Guwahati: Lashing out strongly against the leaders of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) spokesperson and former AGP leader Jainath Sharma on Wednesday appealed the AGP leaders to disclose the reasons of forging an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Sharma also alleged that the reuniting with the BJP party clearly exhibits the ‘dual face’ and ‘character’ of the AGP leaders. He also claimed that few leaders of AGP had secret understandings with the BJP leaders.
He also questioned the AGP leaders whether the people of Assam had given them permission to ruin the identity of the indigenous people of the state? “AGP leaders are power hungry people, therefore after raising slogans against the much debated contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, the leaders of AGP had again joined hands with the BJP today who are pushing for the passage for the Bill in the Rajya Sabha, if voted to power,” said Sharma.
Sharma also appealed AGP president Atul Bora to clarify his stand on the issue of Citizenship Bill since he along with other AGP leaders had withdrawn their support to the BJP Government in protest against the Centre decision to go ahead with CAB’ 16.
“Did the AGP leaders gave their final nod in acceptance to the BJP leaders in order to pass the contentious Citizenship bill after coming into power?” questioned Sharma further.
Also, speaking in the same vein party president Ripun Bora also claimed that AGP party is power hungry party. “AGP is an anti-Assamese party and they are not with the people of Assam,” alleged the APCC President Ripun Bora.
“Despite knowing the fact that the Bharatiya Janata Party has already confirmed their stand to pass the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 in the Rajya Sabha, AGP had joined hands with the BJP prior to the elections, now it’s time for the people of Assam to make the right decision and vote for the leaders who can lead the state towards a bright future,” added Ripun Bora.