'BJP engineering cleavages in other parties to capture power'
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Dec 6: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi took a dig at the BJP for trying to cobble an alliance with the BPF and the AGP ahead of the assembly polls next year.
Gogoi said that BJP's Mission 84 has gone topsy-turvy with a 'shaky and nervous' party trying to cobble alliances with the BPF and the AGP having diametrically opposite ideologies, just to capture power following defeats in one election after the other.
"The leaders of the BJP have all along been making tall claims that it would on its own win 84 assembly seats and even more. But now the party has become shaky and nervous after defeats in one election after the other. They are now trying desperately to cobble an alliance with the BPF and the AGP having contradictory ideologies," Gogoi said, adding that the BJP is also having truck with ex-militant leaders and fundamentalists.
Gogoi said that the BJP lacks ideology and principles and can go to any extent to grab power in the State. "The BJP is hobnobbing with parties with different ideologies and engineering cleavages in other parties to capture power. After the mauling in Bihar election, the BJP is begging other parties to join it to oust the Congress. They are opportunists craving for power with no ideology and principles. They are not interested to serve the people....and have not taken any steps to solve the State's problems despite being in power at the Centre. On the contrary, the Modi government has deprived the State of its dues, scrapped the Special Category status and suspended the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy. They only want to grab power at any costs," he fulmited.
"Unlike the BJP, the Congress will fight the elections alone as it has the support of the people," Gogoi said, adding that the State BJP leaders are keen on appeasing Central leaders by 'touching their feet', whereas the Congress leaders are seeking the blessings of the people to serve them in a better way.