Tarun Gogoi pooh-poohs BJP's 'clean government' promise
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, April 9: Accusing the BJP of embracing "corrupt people" and "black-marketers", Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today wondered how the party is promising a "corruption-free" government with such set of people.
"The BJP has become a safe haven for the corrupt and the black-marketers. They have embraced these kinds of elements. Himanta Biswa Sarma is an accused in the Saradha scam, Prafulla Mahanta was an accused in the LoC scam. With these people they are promising a corruption-free government," Gogoi said, mounting another attack on the saffron party on the last day of campaigning for the second phase of polls.
Gogoi said some years back the people had voted for "change" and had elected an AGP government. "But what results did the people get? Change should be for more development. I am not saying what I did is sufficient… there are lots left to be done," the CM asserted.
Gogoi also alleged that Prime Minister rendra Modi "conveniently" evaded the issue of Bangladeshi migrants during his rallies in the State on Friday.
"They (BJP) are taking different stands at different places. Now Himanta Biswa Sarma is saying if they come to power, they will make 1951 the cut-off date (for NRC). The NRC work is nearing completion and at such a time, they are creating confusion. The BJP is trying to cash in on a politics of conflict," Gogoi alleged, addressing his third press conference in less than 24 hours.