GUWAHATI, March 6 - The All India Congress Committee (AICC) has said that every Indian is concerned that �assumption of power at any cost and by any means by the BJP was blinding it into destabilising the entire north-eastern region.�
A statement from AICC media coordinator Bobeeta Sharma quoting a series of tweets from Randeep Singh Surjewalla, communications in-charge of AICC, said that tell-tale signs of the BJP�s blind quest for power superseding the stability of region, propagation of democracy, placating the separatist tendencies and ignoring core issues of region were already visible.
�In Tripura, the BJP aligned with IPFT, whose election plank is division of the state, and now it demands a tribal CM. It�s time for the Modi government/BJP to address both the issues. Does it stand for demand for division of Tripura? Would it reject the demand for a tribal CM? In Nagaland, BJP is in government with NPF and yet fought election in alliance with its opposition party NDPP. NPF won 26 seats and NDPP won 18 seats. With both NPF and NDPP staking claim to form government, is Nagaland headed for another round of instability like in the last five years? And what about the Naga Accord?� it said.
In Manipur, it said, the BJP�s coalition survives with the support of three NPF MLAs. �Would the formation of a government in Nagaland by the BJP with the NDPP (18 MLAs) ignoring the NPF (26 MLAs), only in the effort of a larger share of pie of power, not put the stability of the government in Manipur under a cloud? In Meghalaya, as the BJP assumes power with just two MLAs, every discordant party that fought the BJP and each other, ideologically-politically-electorally, is sewn up to form government at any cost. Is this the answer to Meghalaya�s aspirations and a stable government?� the statement wondered.
It added that Conrad Sangma and his party NPP have promised division of Meghalaya for a separate state of Garoland. �The BJP is following a dangerous game of destabilisation, subversion and usurpation of power in the North East, unmindful of the stability, security, peace and progress of the region,� the statement said.