GUWAHATI, April 2 - Asserting that Congress has failed in all aspects of governance in Assam, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today said that people of Assam have the account of 15 years� misrule in Assam, which has no comparison with the two-year rule of the present Union government.
In a joint press meet, the BJP and the AGP today said that at the fag end of his political career, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was left all alone and May 19 could be the last day of his political innings.
�Even Anjan Dutta, a close associate of Tarun Gogoi, is not with Gogoi as he himself is an aspirant of the Chief Minister�s post,� said AGP spokesperson Dilip Patgiri.
The party said that AGP would emphasise proper implementation of the Assam Accord, political economic and social rights of the indigenous people, time-bound NRC and Constitutional safeguards to the indigenous people.
Alleging that the Congress has resorted to violence and intimidation against BJP-AGP candidates in Amguri, Samuguri, Tezpur, etc, the parties said Congress was already disappointed with its imminent defeat.
Both the parties also stated that they were neither elated not disheartened due to the result of opinion poll, as the actual voting was yet to happen.
On scholar-educationist Dr Hiren Gohain�s appeal asking people not to vote for the BJP, the parties stated that Dr Gohain had some observations, which he had put forth, but people would take their own informed decisions.
Muminul Awal, BJP minority wing president, told the media here that from an expanded rail link to medical colleges, fund allocation for organic farming, smart city proposal, educational scholarship, et al, people know what Modi government has done for the State.
�People also know how the State suffered socially and economically due to the deep-rooted corruption in the Congress rule. We respect Dr Hiren Gohain, but it ultimately depends on the people,� he added.
Both the parties also stated that the AIUDF has a secret tie-up with the Congress, and to vote for the Congress was to make Badruddin Ajmal the Deputy CM of Assam.