SILCHAR, Dec 6 - All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and party in-charge for Assam, Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, has brushed aside the speculations of the Congress stitching an alliance with the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) for the 2021 Assembly elections in the State.
�There is no decision taken by the AICC on an alliance with the AIUDF or any other party whatsoever. It is the BJP, with its efforts to polarise the sentiments of the people, which is bothered about our association with the AIUDF. Any decision on the alliance will be taken by the party high command after analysing the ground situation,� Singh said, as he made it clear that the tie-up with the AIUDF for the elections to the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) is a one-off affair.
The AICC general secretary, who is on a visit to southern Assam to motivate the party workers, has urged the cadres to work for the party with more focus.
�Congress is in the hearts of the people and the BJP will get a fitting reply for its failure to materialise the promises made to the people during the last election,� he maintained.
Further, taking a jibe on the recent warning on Hindus, Singh said that people are baffled as to how an organisation like the Bajrang Dal can dictate terms on Hindus on their rights to visit any religious place. There must be strict action against such an organisation for making such remarks, he added.
All India Mahila Congress Committee president Susmita Dev echoed the AICC general secretary, saying that there is no decision on the alliance with the AIUDF as yet.
�BJP�s constant strategy is to drift away from development and move towards polarisation,� Dev said. She challenged the BJP leaders for a face-off on the issue of development.
Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Debabrata Saikia also criticised the BJP for its election lollypops to the people of the State.
�The BJP-led government could not even safeguard its own state boundaries when it promised to protect jaati, maati, bheti,� said the senior Congress leader.