In a significant development, the BJP here on Friday accused the ruling Congress of entering into a secret understanding with All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), which was seeking vote of minorities against the misdeeds and corruption of the Gogoi government in Assam.
BJP general secretary Vijay Goel, who released a 44-point charge-sheet against the Congress, told reporters,
“We have information that Congress party has offered the post of deputy chief minister to AIUDF in meeting between AIUDF president Badaruddin Ajmal and senior Congress leaders Salman Khursheed and Saifuddin Soz in New Delhi recently.”
Taking strong objection to such a deal, Mr Goel said, “Such an agreement amounts to selling out the state into the hands of Bangladeshi infiltrators for returning to power in the state.”
He added that, “Badaruddin Ajmal is only a spokesperson of the Bangladeshi infiltrators and their interest which is serious threat to the identity of indigenous people of the state.”
The BJP general secretary and incharge of Assam affairs, however, welcomed welcomed the stand of Bodoland Peoples Front chief Hagrama Mohilary, a Congress ally, that he was prepared to join a non-Congress government in the state, and said the Bodo party has realised the danger posed by the Congress.
In the charge-sheet filed against the ruling Congress, the BJP alleged that Assam “had earned the dubious distinction of being the most corrupt state in the country”.
“The multi-crore development fund scandal in North Cachar hills took place in the time of the Congress rule between 2001 to 2011. Why was nobody punished in the `3,000-crore scam?” he asked. Asian Age