CM alleges Governor's role in 'game' to destabilize State
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Dec 9: Shaken by the BJP's 'Dispur gherao' programme, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today accused the saffron party of trying to create law and order problems in the State, including inciting commul riots and extremists, to topple the Congress government and enforce President's Rule ahead of next year's Assembly elections.
"In order to cover BJP's failures to keep its pre-poll promises to the people, it is organising such protests. Their aim is to create law and order situations so that President's Rule can be imposed," Gogoi said.
The Chief Minister said the BJP is also trying to incite commul riots in places like Silchar and Dhubri. "We have intelligence report on it. It is also instigating extremists to strike," he said at a press conference.
Gogoi said there was no permission given to the BJP to take out today's rally, but it went ahead deliberately to create a law and order problem.
He dismissed BJP's allegation that the government stopped its supporters from reaching Guwahati.
He further claimed Governor PB Acharyya's alleged inflammatory remarks were also an attempt to destablise the State.
"The whole game is to impose President's Rule. And Mahendra Singh (BJP's Assam in-charge) is the mastermind behind it," Gogoi added.
The CM reiterated his decision to sit on a demonstration in front of Parliament soon if the State's demand for restoring special category status is not met.
Targeting BJP tiol spokesperson Shahwaz Hussain for his 'jungle raj in Assam' comment, Gogoi pointed out that the same BJP government has awarded next year's SAF Games to Assam.
"If there is indeed 'jungle raj' in Assam, Shahwaz Hussain should ask the Prime Minister to scrap Assam as the host for SAF Games," he said.
Asked about his frequent jibes at Himanta Biswa Sarma, Gogoi reacted, "Who is Himanta? I am not even bothered about Modi".
"The fight is not against Himanta, it is against Modi. I did not even fear PK Mahanta when he was at the peak of his popularity at one point of time," Gogoi said.