By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 19: The BJP Assam Pradesh has told the AGP, for the first time, in no uncertain terms that the pre-poll alliance between the two parties was based on the former’s vision document that, in page 31, clearly mentions the party’s policy on Hindu refugees. The Saffron party had to remind its regiol coalition partner of this as the leaders of the latter, time and again, speak ill of the government’s policy on Hindu refugees.
AGP general secretary Kamala Kalita made a statement at a public meeting that the regiol party is against according Indian citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshis and that the AGP had to tie up with the BJP despite ideological differences with it in the last Assembly poll just to defeat the Congress. He also said that the BJP’s move to provide legal safeguards to Hindu Bangladeshis and drive away Muslims could not be materialized only because of the AGP. Branding the BJP a commul party like the AIUDF, Kalita appealed to the people of the State to reject the Saffron party.
Reacting sharply to the AGP leader’s statement on Friday, the BJP said: “The BJP-AGP alliance was based on our vision document which, in page 31 clearly states the party’s policy on Hindu refugees. Even after that Kamala Kalita making such a statement reeks of lack of reasoning and irrelevance. The BJP has never taken refuge to falsehood in politics. The BJP and its government want to work for the development of all, regardless of their faith. The party never resorts to do politics on religion.”