GUWAHATI, Oct 27 - Not ruling out the possibility of a post-poll alliance, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today branded the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) as more secular than the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Gogoi also said that he would not hesitate to forge an alliance with all anti-BJP forces, including AIUDF, AGP and the Left parties in order to stop a communal force like the BJP from coming to power in the 2016 Assembly polls.
Talking to mediapersons this afternoon, the Chief Minister said, �AIUDF might have some shades of a communal party, but the BJP is an out-and-out communal force.�
�We must fight against the communal forces together and I do not rule out post-poll alliance with parties with identical vision. We are open to all the anti-BJP parties,� Gogoi said.
Taking potshots at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gogoi termed him as the weakest Prime Minister ever.
�How can his colleagues make controversial statements which the Prime Minister claimed are contrary to his views? The level of intolerance is rising in the country like never before,� Gogoi said, referring to incidents in Dadri and killing of Dalits.
Lashing out at the NDA Government, Gogoi said that the Government has failed to deliver the goods and had utterly failed to live up to the aspirations of the people of Assam.
He alleged that the Finance Ministry had recently refused to approve a loan of Rs 1,500 crore sought from the World Bank meant for floodwater management despite the fact that all the ministries concerned had approved the same.
�It is sheer injustice to the people of Assam, who are facing problems due to flood and erosion year after year. They will announce packages only before the polls,� Gogoi said.
Gogoi opined that all the schemes launched by the NDA Government, including Dhan Jan Yojana, Digital India and Make in India would remain as mere slogans and the common man would continue to be deprived.