GUWAHATI, March 21 - Congress legislative party leader Tarun Gogoi ridiculed senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley�s comment that the BJP is on a strong wicket in poll-bound Assam and termed it as the saffron party�s day- dreaming, adding that people of Assam will never endorse the party�s divisive politics as the State is attuned to the philosophy of Sankardev and Ajan Fakir for social harmony.
In a statement here on Monday, Gogoi said, �BJP and its ideologue RSS� philosophy, which patronises division, is alien to the people of Assam and they have outrightly rejected it. Patronising such a divisive politics in the State and an indifferent treatment meted out to the people of Assam will never enable the BJP to make an inroad in State politics.�
Taking a dig at the BJP, Gogoi said though the people of Assam posed their faith in the BJP in the last Lok Sabha elections, the party proved to be a total disaster and poured cold water on the hopes of the people of the State. Citing a series of injustices done to the people of Assam, Gogoi said the BJP-led Central Government, after coming to power, withdrew the Special Category Status granted to the region way back in the year 1969. Moreover, the Centre has also suspended the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy, thereby putting a spanner on industrialisation in the State. The new dispensation at the Centre has also changed the funding pattern and put a tab on the social security schemes like MGNREGA, IAY and Anganwadi Centres, etc. The Centre has showed its indifference to the State by registering its strong resistance in releasing fund for flood and erosion management. Even the DoNER Ministry experienced fund crunch thereby causing a slowdown to the development of the State.