Congress & AIUDF using Muslims only as vote bank but did nothing for them: Assam CM


Assam Chief Minister HimantaBiswaSarma, who is known for his straightforward remarks, on Saturday has said that the Congress and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) have a relationship of votes with the Muslim community in the State and over the yearsvotes have been sought from them by intimidating the community.

Speaking to reporters, CM Sarma said that Congress and AIUDF intimidated the Muslim community for votes.They are only interested in votes but they have not taken any stepfor their development or for the development of the places where they live.

After elections get over, they snap their relationship with voters.

“As a first step, we have taken measures to improve the living conditions of the indigenous Muslims and a survey will be soon conducted on them. For the remaining Muslims (migrants) also the state government has taken steps to stop child marriage and madrassa education along with setting up of new schools, colleges and health institutions, bridges to improve communication and electrification’, the Chief Minister said.

“We are working for this section of Muslims as ‘philanthropists’ as we have no expectations of getting votes from them. Politicians work for people in the hope of getting votes and public service does have a small amount of selfish interest which they hope will be translated into votes”, CM Sarma said.

“The BJP government, however, is doing free servicefor the Bengali-speaking Muslims as we know that we will not get votes from them but we are still giving them the benefit of Orunadoi and have provided them ration cards, health insurance and constructed bridges”,the chief minister stated.

‘For the migrant origin Muslims, this government is ‘balle-balle’ and they will never have better days than this. The Congress and AIUDF will calculate the votes received but we do not go to their areas for votes during elections’, he added.