GUWAHATI, April 3 � A day before the first phase of election in the State, senior Congress leader and election in-charge for Assam Digvijay Singh commented that the opposition camp including the Asom Gana Parishad(AGP), Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) lacks any kind of stability, a prerequisite to come to power.
Singh also slammed the BJP and the AIUDF terming them as �communal forces� which use religious sentiments for their political gain.
�The Congress party has always believed in restoring communal harmony in the country and in the last ten years we have succeeded in doing that in Assam,� Singh told mediapersons.
�In the last Assembly election, both AGP and BJP fought unitedly but to no avail. I wonder how they are thinking of forming the Government this time with both contesting against each other,� the AICC general secretary questioned.
Singh went on to criticize the Opposition parties for supporting the bandh called by the banned ULFA even as he renewed his appeal to the Paresh Baruah-faction to join the mainstream and work for the cause of the people of the State.
�Though ULFA had called a bandh in view of PM�s visit, the public meetings addressed by the Prime Minister was
attended by thousands of people, which goes to show what the people of Assam want,� Singh said.
�The common man today wants peace and development and it is the Congress Government which can carry forward the good work,� Singh asserted, claiming, �It was due to the sincere efforts of the Government that many senior leaders of ULFA had joined the peace process.�
�The BJP always speaks of implementing the Gujarat model of governance in Assam but they should know that there cannot be any comparison between the two States. Gujarat even before Narendra Modi came to power was witnessing 10 per cent growth which was not the case when the Tarun Gogoi-led Government took over the reigns from AGP. But we have come a long way in the last ten years and today we have cash surplus balance,� he pointed out.