GUWAHATI: In the run-up to Assam assembly elections, Assam health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma took a jibe at Maulana Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF and the Congress party.
Lambasting the two parties in the grand alliance, Sarma said by forging an alliance with AIUDF, Congress has isolated themselves from the mainstream people of Assam for 50 more years.
“By aligning with Ajmal, Congress has isolated themselves from the mainstream people of Assam for another 50 years,” Sarma said on Monday.
He explained that former chief ministers Tarun Gogoi and Hiteswar Saikia took 25 years to bring back the Congress to the mainstream.
“Congress alienated themselves from the people in 1983 when they had contested the so-called illegal elections,” the senior BJP leader noted.
“Our entire issue is how can you align with Mr. Ajmal? You can’t have a migrant Muslim who has not yet adopted Assamese culture fully. Give me a single instance where you have seen Mr. Ajmal in Bohag Bihu,” Sarma asked.
Sarma stated that this election would be entirely between BJP and Ajmal.
He alleged that by forging alliance with AIUDF, The Congress has compromised Assam’s soul for grabbing power.
“Congress, Akhil Gogoi, Lurin Gogoi are not factors,” he added.