SILCHAR, Dec 13 - In an interesting development ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections in the state, Silchar MP and BJP state general secretary Dr Rajdeep Roy has said that the party is not averse to more candidates from the minority background across Barak Valley and claimed that Deputy Speaker-cum-Sonai legislator Aminul Haque Laskar will �not be replaced� by any other candidate from the constituency in the forthcoming elections.
Addressing a meeting on Sunday at Sonai constituency in which around 400 people from other parties joined the BJP, Dr Roy assured the local electorate by saying, �as the general secretary of the party, I can say that there are likely to be some new faces contesting the elections from Barak Valley and the party is looking to field a few more candidates from the minority section of the region.�
�It is almost certain that your elected candidate in Sonai will not be replaced for the ensuing election. Aminul bhai has made remarkable contributions and worked for the development of the constituency. People must bestow their love and blessings to him once again in order to oust the Opposition and the Congress in particular and keep the pace of development unaffected.�
It may be mentioned here that Aminul Haque Laskar is the solitary minority legislator in the BJP.
On the other hand, Deputy Speaker Aminul Haque Laskar took a jibe at the Congress as he slammed former Union Minister late Santosh Mohan Dev, alleging that the latter had fanned communal sentiments for narrow political gains.
�During the time of former Minister late Moinul Haque Choudhury, there was a congenial environment even in politics. But Santosh Mohan Dev in the early 1980s had adopted a nefarious design to split people on religious lines for political reasons which is condemnable,� the Deputy Speaker claimed.