By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 9: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that the BJP’s poll debacle in Bihar is rejection of Prime Minister rendra Modi’s ‘pro-rich policies’ by the general populace. Gogoi dared Modi to come out of control of the RSS and Mohan Bhagat.
Stating that he was ‘one of the happiest men’ after yesterday’s Bihar results, Gogoi said that the people voted against the ‘commul and divisive politics’ of the BJP.
Addressing a press conference here, Gogoi said: “The crushing defeat of the BJP in Bihar will have a bearing across the country. rendra Modi fought the election as though it was a referendum on his policies, and the people have rejected his pro-rich policies.”
Gogoi held the Prime Minister responsible for the BJP’s poll debacle, alleging that failure of Modi to translate into action his promises made before last year’s Lok Sabha elections has cost the party dearly.
“The BJP is totally under the remote control of RSS. I doubt rendra Modi has the guts to come out of it. Mohan Bhagat calls the shots in BJP,” Gogoi said.
“Modi talks about secularism, but in practice, does the opposite. It was his deliberate attempt through his ministers to spread commulism in the country. But the people of Bihar have shown that Indians want to remain united and will side with the secular forces,” he added.
Referring to Modi’s me being embroiled in the 2002 Gujarat riots as the then CM of that state, Gogoi pointed that riots happen in Assam also, but never has he or his government been held responsible for instigating violence.
“The then Prime Minister of his own party, Atal Behari Vajpayee, had to remind Modi to adhere to his ‘raj dharma’ as the Chief Minister of a state,” Gogoi added.