GUWAHATI, Nov 30 - Taking a dig at former Congress Minister and present BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said that Sarma was like a professional singer who could sing for anyone who paid him.
�He is like a professional singer who will sing for anyone who pays him. He used to say that I was the best Chief Minister, but now no man on earth is worse than me. The fact is, he has no ideology at all,� Gogoi said at a press conference.
Gogoi also questioned why the BJP accepted Sarma after having been extremely critical of him over alleged corruption.
�Now they are saying I am corrupt and Himanta is clean. This is baffling. Has he become a saint by joining the BJP?� he wondered.
The Chief Minister also alleged that the Assam BJP leaders were a submissive lot before their central leaders and were little more than �yes-men.� �We also respect our central leaders, but also assert ourselves when required. The State BJP leaders can never do that,� he said.
Gogoi quipped that he had no hesitation in acknowledging �good work� by the BJP, but that �the party has to do something good for the State.�