Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said the primary issue in the upcoming Assembly polls would be to fight against the alleged injustice done to the state by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“My fight is against the injustice committed towards Assam and the northeast during the last two years by Prime Minister Modi,” Gogoi told reporters here.
The BJP government had “committed injustice that was never done before like removing special category status, change in funding pattern, removing the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy, among other steps,” he said.
“My fight is not against BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal. In fact, I feel pity for him and other leaders of the party from the state. They cannot even open their mouth before Modi,” Gogoi said.
“If we do not raise our voice, who will? The BJP MPs from the state cannot open their mouth against injustices committed by Centre. Is it not their moral responsibility to raise their voice and demand justice? But they remain silent,” he said.
The Chief Minister said he had presented a white paper on the progress of various schemes in the state and had asked the Prime Minister also to submit a white paper, but neither Modi nor his finance minister had given a reply so far.
He said Congress would continue to fight against the BJP’s “divisive policies and politics of polarisation”. “We’ll not allow at any cost Assam’s cultural invasion by the RSS and destroy the prevailing harmony between the different communities in the state,” he said.
“We have provided a stable and credible government for the last 15 years and if the people of the state have faith and confidence in us, then they will join us in our fight against the BJP,” Gogoi said.