BJP reaping harvest of Congress' good works: APCC
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 23: Terming Prime Minister rendra Modi as a fair-weather friend, the APCC has said that he is coming to Assam to celebrate the achievements of the Congress government by showing them as BJP’s.
Talking to newsmen in the city today, senior APCC spokesperson Apurba Kumar Bhattachrya said: “The BJP Government in Assam is reaping the harvest of all the good works left almost complete in the State by the Congress. Just by giving the finishing touches to the works, the BJP is blowing its own trumpet. The credit for the achievements should go to the Congress Government.”
Reacting to State Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary’s recent claim that many outside companies invested funds in the State under the BJP government, Bhattacharya said: “This is a blatant lie. Most of the companies which Patowary enumerated to have invested in Assam actually came to the State during the Congress regime. Sun Pharmaceuticals, Emami, Star Hotels and others came to Assam when the Congress was in power. While Dabur came to Assam five years ago, Hindustan Unilever came to the State ten years back. Sun Pharmaceuticals at Chhaygaon and Emami at Amingaon started production when the Congress was in power in the State. How come the BJP takes the credit for that?”
Bhattacharya further said: “The BJP has no reason to take the credit of Dhola-Sadiya bridge. The construction of the bridge started in 2011 when the Congress was in power at the Centre and in the State.”
On the Prime Minister’s proposed visit to Assam to celebrate the completion of three years of the NDA at the Centre and one year of the BJP in Assam, Bhattacharya said: “Modi is a fair weather friend. He didn’t feel like visiting Assam when the people of the State were reeling under floods.”
Taking a dig at State PWD Minister Parimal Shuklabaidya, Bhattacharya said: “The minister should inspect the condition of roads in the State himself. He’ll come to know that parivatan is just a slogan, not a reality in Assam.”