GUWAHATI, March 31 - Both the BJP and the AGP have strongly condemned the derogatory remarks made against the Prime Minister by the Congress and asserted that such remarks were merely an attempt by the party to cover up its inability to deliver its promises.
With the war of words intensifying between the Opposition parties as the election date is drawing closer, the BJP and AGP jointly addressed a press meet here today to slam the Congress and decry its alleged manipulations to influence the voters.
BJP Assam spokesperson Jayanta Malla Baruah accused the Congress leaders of making derogatory remarks against the Prime Minister of the nation and disrespecting the people of Assam. Referring to the recent remark made by Rahul Gandhi on the State being ruled from Nagpur if BJP comes to power, the spokesperson stated that Assam has a galaxy of good leaders who are capable of delivering their best to the State contrary to the Congress who depends upon leaders like Sanjay Singh and Manmohan Singh who have represented the State on various occasions, but have no ties with the State.
Malla Baruah also stated that the BJP will ensure job security of the contractual employees, including the muster roll workers engaged in various departments.
AGP spokesperson Alaka Desai accused the Congress of making false allegations about non-payment of salaries for long periods during the AGP regime. Desai stated that the state government was unable to pay the salaries for only a period of two months and that happened because of the global economic upheaval.
BJP leader Pabitra Margherita said the Prime Minister of the nation is not just any other leader, but one of the most respected personalities worldwide and talking ill about him would also mean showing disrespect towards the Indians who have voted the Prime Minister to power.
He also accused the Congress youth wing leader of showing disrespect to the people of Assam by comparing them with cows and goats. He urged Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to give proper direction to the youths of the State and not to merely use them as a political tool.