MANGALDAI, Jan 10 - State BJP president and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today hit out at Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for cosying up to AIUDF � a party he had dismissed as communal � in a desperate attempt to protect his political career.
�Congress is now so scared of the BJP that the Chief Minister who had once asked �Who is Badruddin Ajmal� is now jumping onto the back of the same person in order to safeguard his political career,� Sonowal alleged while addressing a party workers� rally at Sipajhar in Darrang district this afternoon.
He also accused the Chief Minister of arranging press conferences on a regular basis in a bid to make the Congress� existence felt in media, saying the Congress is no more in the minds of the people and it is confined only to the roadside hoardings. �We do not want to waste time in holding such press meets as we are focusing more on the development agenda that we wish to implement for the people of Assam,� Sonowal said.
The State BJP chief urged party office-bearers and supporters to work unitedly to bring BJP to power with the assurance of a good, corruption-free governance and thereby putting a full stop to the 15 years� misrule of the Congress.
He assured that in the next five years, the people of the district will be fortunate to get railway connectivity with the rest of the country and a bridge over river Brahmaputra between Kuruwa, Sipajhar, and Guwahati.
The rally was attended by party in-charge for Assam, Mahendra Singh, former Congress Minister turned BJP leader, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP MP from Mangaldai, Ramen Deka, and some other leaders of the saffron party, including former Congress MLA from Sipajhar Binanda Kr Saikia, president of Darrang district BJP Manoj Saharia, besides over 2,000 party workers and supporters.
The rally was jointly organised at the Sipajhar Academy playground by the Sipajhar and Pathorighat Mandal Committees of the party.