SILCHAR, Aug 10 - Condemning the police action against the people tagged as �doubtful voters� even after possessing necessary evidence of citizenship, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday blamed the Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi, for directing the State police to harass the people.
Citing the recent incident of 102-year-old Repati Das and his wife Tripti of Karimganj district, who have been suspected as �D voters� despite their names being in the 1966 voters list, the BJP general secretary of the State committee and one of the members of the party�s core committee here, Rajdeep Roy, said, �The Chief Minister is using the police force like caged parrots to harass the people only for political mileage.�
He added that a similar situation was experienced in 2011 too, when people were dragged into the detention camps and Gogoi came out to allay the fear only to bag votes.
Roy and other BJP members made it clear that the party would react to the ongoing practice by the police following the direction of the Chief Minister. He also said that a letter would be sent to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh through Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal highlighting the issue.
Asked about BJP�s commitment to protect the Hindu Bengalis, Roy said that the party was committed to give protection to the victims of social and religious persecution. A new law would be enacted soon in this regard.
�People are pinning hopes on the BJP and the party is committed to fulfil its promise to solve the D voter issue,� Roy added. He, however, ruled out the apprehensions that the people of Assam would not be secure if the BJP came to power in the 2016 election. �The BJP is in power in as many as nine states in the country. The assumptions of insecurity are only figment of imagination. There will be a fresh spurt in development if the people convert their faith into vote for the BJP,� he said.
On the issue of the dilapidated condition of the National Highways, former MLA from Karimganj Mission Ranjan Das, said that it was a deliberate attempt by the Congress to keep the roads in wretched condition.
He said that the core group members would take videos of the roads and send those to the Union Road Transport Ministry for further necessary action in the matter.