Assam Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma continued his attack on BJP’s alliance partner AGP for the second straight day today (Nov 26) as he claimed that the BJP wanted to fight the elections together with the AGP but many leaders of their alliance partners were more interested in criticizing the BJP over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
“We wanted to fight the panchayat elections together with the AGP. But they had other plans and wanted to contest alone. Till that point, it was alright with us. But the Naharkatia MLA attacked us and went on to say that AGP and Congress are like brothers. That’s a bit hard to digest. I feel even if the two parties are like brothers, they can’t have the same mother,” Sarma said at an election meeting at Jonai.
“We also feel bad when AGP leaders like Kamala Kalita criticize Prime Minister Modi,” he added, further claiming that the Congress and the AIUDF are and will always be the biggest enemy of the people of Assam and hence he wants all regional parties and front to join hands so as to keep them away from power.
Sarma also appealed the people to back BJP and Gana Shakti candidates in the upcoming panchayat elections.