GUWAHATI: Targeting 101 seats in the 126-member Assam assembly, Congress will apply Chhattisgarh model to ensure victory in the upcoming elections in the Northeastern state.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora said on Sunday that a team of experts from Chhattisgarh has been imparting training to Assam Congress leaders and workers.
“Though BJP was in power both at the centre and state, Congress won 70 seats out of 90 in Chhattisgarh. To implement those tactics, a team from Chhattisgarh has come and imparting training,” Bora said.
Meanwhile, reacting to Congress’ target of 101, Assam minister and senior BJP leader Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said Congress would get this number in Bangladesh.
“They may get 100 seats—not in Assam, but in Bangladesh,” Dr. Sarma said.
On the other hand, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi hit back at Sarma saying, “We don’t need votes from Bangladesh, Assamese people will give us 100 plus seats. After Himanta Biswa Sarma’s comment, people will give us 102 seats now.”
Senior Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader and minister Phani Bhushan Choudhury termed Congress’ target alike building castle in the air.
“Their dream will remain unfulfilled,” reacted another AGP leader and minister Keshab Mahanta.