GUWAHATI: Ahead of the Assam assembly election, a political war of words has begun between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress.
In the lastest which is doing rounds on social media is two tea garden photos have triggered a controversy.
Meanwhile, the state's Finance Minister and BJP leader, Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed the photos from Taiwan were being used by Congress on its Assam campaign page.
Notably, Sarma took to his Twitter and wrote, "First Congress couldn't identify Assam, now Congress can't even recognise Assamese people. This is again a pic from Taiwan. Congress leaders have forgotten Assam. Let's show @INCIndia how beautiful our land is."
"Official Congress campaign page is using a photo of tea garden from Taiwan to say 'Assam Bachao' (Save Assam). Congress leaders can't even recognise Assam? This is an insult of Assam and Tea Garden workers of our state," Sarma tweeted, sharing a screenshot of one of the photos.
However reacting to the state minister's allegation, Congress rubbished Himanta Biswa's claim and said it to be "fake".
The party has also decided to lodge a complaint with the Election Commission of India.
It is to be mentioned that the Guwahati chapter of the 'Axom Basaon Ahok Yatra' (Come Let's Save Assam) campaign of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) started from the base of the memorial statue of Assamese General, Bir Lachit Borphukan and his team of soldiers on the banks of the Brahmaputra here on Saturday. After paying homage at the statue of legendary Bir Lachit Borphukan, the deputy leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha and also chairman of the party's 'Manifesto Committee', MP Gaurav Gogoi commenced his bus yatra. [Read More Latest in Assam Assembly Elections 2021]
Addressing the gathering, Gogoi said, "This is not a Congress Yatra, but a Yatra of Assam, a dream of Assam and hope for the people of Assam." He added, "The masses are fed up with the last five years regime of the BJP-led coalition government in Assam.
They gave many promises, but the State failed to develop. Their much-touted slogan 'Zero-tolerance against corruption' has come a cropper.
"Hence, the time has come for all of us to come together against this misrule. In 2021, our government will be formed."