By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, February 20: Having resigned from the BJP, Prodyut Bora now plans to form a new party in Assam on the lines of Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party – a party, which he says, will be “most ethical/honest and inclusive”.
“In my opinion, today there isn’t a single party in Assam that can claim to be qualitatively different from each other. And this is precisely the reason why I resigned from the BJP. So why don’t we create one?” Bora said in a social networking site.
“Mr Modi and Mr Kejriwal may have their strengths, but the salvation of Assam is in the sole hands of the people of Assam…We ourselves have to be our own Modi, or our own Kejriwal. If we put our hearts and minds to it—and if our intentions are pure—there is nothing that they have done that we cannot do,” he said.
He said that a lot of people has asked him to join AAP in Assam. “I say ‘no’. My argument is: why do we have to ride on the back of a Kejriwal? Why can’t we be Kejriwal ourselves?” he said.
He estimated that the monthly running cost of a party in a state is Rs 10 lakh. “This is the operatiol cost of only the state unit, not the districts. Secondly, this does not include election campaign expenses,” he said.
He proposed that 1000 people can contribute Rs 1000 per month, which will add up to Rs 10 lakh.
“If at least a thousand good people believe that they should contribute to the creation of a party that does not have to go to questioble characters for money, I think the fincial sustaibility of this new party is assured. Once we have the daily sustaibility assured, I think we can find out other innovative and ethical means to raise election finces whenever necessary,” he proposed.
Assuring that liberalism and democracy would be the idealism of his party, Bora said, “The only thing I promise is that we would attract the most honest and dedicated people in Assam, and put them to work in the grassroots. Just as Mr Kejriwal did in Delhi!”
The IIM graduate had quit the BJP complaining about “political corruption” and “lack of democracy” in the party.