By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 21: The BJP Assam Pradesh has tagged Tarun Gogoi as all-time worst-performing Chief Minister Assam has ever had for, what the party says, his regime was marred by corruption.
The statement from the State BJP is in retaliation to the former Chief Minister’s outburst on the ruling dispensation at Dispur. Addressing the media on Friday, the former Chief Minister came down heavily on the BJP-led government at Dispur. He also alleged that AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal had an unholy nexus with the BJP and the RSS.
In a statement issued to the press on Saturday, the State BJP said: “Gogoi is a frustrated leader. In his 15-year rule he gave the State nothing other than the culture of corruption, and now he’s seeking development from the 15-month-old government in the State being led by Sarbanda Sonowal. The former chief minister has been scared of the BIPOD-Mukta Axom (bideshi mukta, produshan mukta and durniti mukta Axom) agenda of the BJP announced recently. Soon after coming to power, Sonowal has adopted the policy of zero tolerance to corruption and tackled corruption with an iron hand. He’s here to go ahead on the path of development by taking all communities of the State together. All such virtues have worried Gogoi.”
The Statement issued by party spokesperson Rupam Goswami further said: “Gogoi’s allegation that the BJP and the RSS have their understanding with the AIUDF is laughable. Who did go to Koi-dhora with sweet mango? Gogoi, who once questioned ‘who’s Ajmal’ did stitch an understanding with the AIUDF during the last Assembly election in the State. Even after 70 years of independence of the country, the problem of foreigners in Assam has not been solved by the Congress. In his long 15-year-rule in the State, Gogoi took no tangible step to solve the problem. Since he failed to do anything worthwhile for NRC update in the State, Gogoi has no right to criticize the present dispensation at Dispur on NRC update work that’s taking place under the supervision of the Supreme Court of India.”