By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 9: State BJP spokesperson Hiten Goswami has said that everything that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi says pales into insignificant beside the 15-year-long corruption by the Congress in Assam.
Addressing the press at the party’s election office at Ulubari here today, Goswami accused the Chief Minister of being involved in making politically insignificant remarks. He also questioned the Assam Chief Minister on the issue of development in Assam in the last 15 years and its failure on all fronts.
Regarding the Chief Minister’s statement that he would resign if Modi ji or Amit Shah could prove that he has given shelter and protection to even a single Bangladeshi infiltrator, another BJP spokesperson Bijon Mahajan said: “On March 3, 2015 State Minister of Revenue and Implementation of Assam Accord Bhumidar Barman himself stated in the Assam Assembly that a major number of the 38,186 people declared to be foreigners by the Foreigners Tribuls in Assam have done the vanishing act. The statement of the them Union Minister of State Home way back on July 15, 2004 on the floor of the Parliament clearly exhibits that there are more than 50 lakh illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Assam. As such, the BJP Assam Pradesh demands that the Assam Chief Minister should resign forthwith as the statistics provided above show that the Chief Minister is protecting and sheltering innumerable illegal migrants directly or indirectly,” Mahajan said.
Bijon Mahajan also urged the Chief Minister to go ahead with the CBI probe into all the cases registered in case of secret killings, without being selective. “All promises of the Chief Minister to bring the secret killers to book since 2001 today have failed as not a single secret killer has been bbed till today, and the recent promise of the Chief Minister to hand over some cases of secret killing to CBI shows his own failure on the law-and-order front,” he said.
Mahajan said that the recent accusations of the Chief Minister against the Election Commission or its officers were not based on facts and were derogatory to the Constitution of India as the EC is a constitutiol body set up under Article 324 of the Constitution of India. “To this effect, the Assam BJP has filed a complaint before the State EC so that it goes for prosecution against the Chief Minister under Section 171(G) of the IPC and Section 2 of the prevention of insult to tiol Honour Act 1971(as amended 2005),” he said.