BARPETA, Jan 5: The president of the Asom Gana Parishad Atul Bora justified the alliance of his party with BJP and said that the alliance will continue in the next Assembly election too. Addressing a huge public meet titled, ‘Jatiya Oikya Samaroh’ here today, Bora termed Congress and AIUDF as communal forces and said that they use minority communities as a political tool but don’t want their development.

Launching a scathing attack on  the Congress, Bora said that the party did not do anything for development of the State and never tried to find out any solution to the perennial problems of the State during their long rule since Independence. It is because of misrule of the Congress that Assam is backward in comparison to other States in terms of education, healthcare, communication and industrialization. Instead of attending to the problems of the State, the party engaged in divisive politics.

Bora claimed that the present government has identified the problems of the State and has expedited the process of their solution.

Referring to the organisational aspects of his party, Bora said that people have reposed their faith on the party and many people are joining the party irrespective of age, occupation, caste and religion. He acknowledged that there have been some fault in the management of the party but it is being rectified now after discussion with all stakeholders. He termed the campaign against the AGP as baseless and said that those who don’t want development and peace in Assam, campaign against the AGP.

As far as prospect of the party as well as the present alliance during the forthcoming election is concerned, Bora said that the alliance will sweep to power for another term. He also predicted a massive debacle of the Congress and stated that the Congress along with AIUDF will score a big zero in the coming Assembly poll.

Addressing the gathering, AGP leader and State Minister of Food and Civil Supplies Phani Bhusan Choudhury confidently announced that the alliance will form the next government in the State. He requested the people of Barpeta to elect Gunindranath Das, the incumbent MLA for another term making it clear that Das is sure to get the nomination from Barpeta seat in the next poll.