GUWAHATI, March 21 - The BJP today flayed Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his comments where he questioned the antecedent of the party�s State president Sarbananda Sonowal vis-a-vis his �involvement� in a serious criminal offence.
BJP spokesperson Bijon Kumar Mahajan countered the allegations, saying that Sonowal was acquitted of all charges by the Gauhati High Court in the case (student leader Saurav Bora murder case), which Gogoi was referring to, and that he is no longer an accused.
�Gogoi by commenting so, especially when the court found no offence against Sonowal, has shown disrespect to the criminal justice system of the country,� Mahajan told mediapersons.
In fact, the Chief Minister has no moral right to speak about it when the Congress party�s national president Sonia Gandhi and its vice president Rahul Gandhi are also accused in the National Herald case. �Even the former Congress Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is an accused in the coal scam,� Mahajan alleged.
The BJP spokesperson also warned Gogoi not to use �secret killings� as a poll plank as his government has failed to ensure justice to the victims� families in the last 15 years of Congress rule.
�They came to power in 2001 with an assurance that the killers would be brought to book. But till now, not a single killer could be nabbed. The Chief Minister, who is also the Home Minister of the State, has failed to do his job, and hence, he has no right to talk about it, merely to gain political mileage,� Mahajan added.