GUWAHATI: The next government in Assam will be formed by the 'Grand Alliance', and the next Chief Minister of the State will be from the Congress party, claimed Member of Parliament and also the chief of Congress' manifesto committee Gaurav Gogoi on Tuesday.
Addressing the media at Rajiv Bhawan here, Gogoi added, "The BJP is scared of the six-party 'Grand Alliance'. Now, the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) is plotting to break this strong political force in the State. However, their plots will fail; and only the 'Grand Alliance' will gain in strength."
Gogoi further said, "The public has started to realise the misrule of the saffron party and its incomplete promises", adding, "if the Assembly polls are held today, the Grand Alliance will come out victorious. Against this backdrop, the BJP is repeatedly inviting the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister to the State to garner support for the saffron party."
The 'Grand Alliance' was constituted in January 2021. It comprises the Congress, AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front), CPI (Communist Party of India), CPI (Marxist), CPI-ML (Marxist-Leninist) and the Anchalik Gana Morcha.
Gogoi also appealed to all the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) forces including the 'Asom Jatiya Parishad' (AJP) and the 'Raijor Dal' as well as the masses to join hands with the 'Grand Alliance'.
Earlier at the same programme, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora and Gogoi jointly launched the 'Assam Bachao Ahok' campaign against the ruling BJP-led coalition. The campaign comprises a video contest on the social media, asking the people to make two-minute videos about the biggest issues and problems that Assam is facing today. party leaders said that the best videos will win prizes from iphones to cash.
Bora said, "This is just the first step. This innovative campaign will bring out the people's resentment against the BJP's misrule. The BJP's attempts to muzzle the people's voices with intimidation and fear psychosis won't last till the polling day. The people will show through the 'Assam Bachao Ahok' campaign as to how desperate Assam is for change."
He added, "The party's manifesto for the forthcoming Assembly election will reflect the masses' opinions on the burning issues of the State."
Gogoi pointed out, "The first step to solve a problem is to acknowledge and understand the problem. This campaign is for that first step. The feedback from this campaign will point out the most urgent issues; and these issues will be taken up in our manifesto. The Congress party's manifesto shall offer solutions to these very problems."