By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 6: Gujarat BJP is ahead of its counterparts in rest of the States with Assam BJP hot on its heels in so far as enrollment of minority members in the party is concerned. While Gujarat BJP has as many as 2.60 lakh minority members, its Assam counterpart is close behind with 2.50 lakh.
Assam BJP's Minority Morcha president Mominul Aowal told newsmen today that Assam is only next to Gujarat in so far as the number of minority members in the party is concerned. While Gujarat, according to Aowal, has as many as 2.60 lakh minority members, Assam has 2.50 lakh. "The minority people in Assam have taken the BJP into their full confidence and joined the party. Such a huge membership proves that the BJP is not a commul party," Aowal said, and added: "The repeated failure on the part of the Congress to protect the minorities of the State has pushed them towards the BJP as the only option. Over the years, the Congress only used the minorities as its vote bank. That the BJP will make it to Dispur in 2016 is more than certain. Now Assam will be made free from the Congress."
Aowal further said: "We, the minorities of Assam, are observing 2015 as a year of political change. We have done a lot of works in the districts where minorities are more in number. The AIUDF under the leadership of Badruddin is doing politics by holding the minorities of the state hostage. Those who had been vocal for the amalgamation of Assam with erstwhile East Pakistan are now doing politics with the minority sentiment in Assam."
Meanwhile, State Minority Morcha of the BJP called its convention at district library on June 13. All India Minority Morcha president of the party, Abdul Rashid Ansari, Union minister Sarbanda Sonowal and State minority morcha office-bearers and BJP MPs are set to attend the convention.