GUWAHATI, May 26 - The Bharatiya Janata Party was successful in implementing the politics of polarisation during the Lok Sabha polls and that brought dividends to the ruling party, said Assam Pradesh Congress Committee vice president and Lok Sabha �member-elect� from the Nowgong parliamentary constituency, Pradyut Bordoloi.
Addressing the media here today, Bordoloi alleged that BJP was able to successfully divert the attention of the electorate from basic issues and change the narrative of the poll campaign.
He admitted that the Congress and other opposition parties were not able to properly counter the BJP�s strategy or to match the money power and propaganda unleashed by the ruling party.
Bordoloi, who will officially become an MP after the next Lok Sabha is constituted, said that the Congress party will continue to fight against what he termed as �divisive politics�.
Regarding his own victory from the Nowgong constituency, Bordoloi said that the electoral battle was a tough one.
The Congress wrested the constituency from the BJP after a gap of 20 years.
Bordoloi also claimed that he received support from all segments of the electorate, irrespective of their caste, creed and community.
He said that BJP is wrongly trying to attribute his victory to support from only the minority community voters.
Bordoloi pointed out that only 34 per cent of the total electorate of Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency is from the minority community, but his vote share in the election was �much higher� than that.
Bordoloi also said that besides the Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC) segments of Jamunamukh and Lahorighat, where he led by huge margins against his BJP rival, he also got substantial votes from the other LAC segments comprising the Nowgong seat.
Regarding allegations that he received �behind-the-scenes� support from Rajen Gohain, who was denied nomination by the BJP, or from former Chief Minister and �disgruntled� AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Bordoloi refuted the charge.
He said in the Barhampur LAC segment, represented by Mahanta, he secured much less votes in comparison with his BJP rival.