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Tarun Gogoi accuses BJP of trying to incite communal tension

Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday alleged the opposition BJP and some other parties are trying to incite communal tension in the state ahead of the Assembly polls.

“We have reports that BJP and other parties are trying to create communal tension in the state before the polls… The state government is fully prepared and we will not allow any communal disturbance to occur,” Gogoi told reporters at the sidelines of the February Session of the Assembly here.

“BJP has again raised the Ram Janambhumi issue. Creating communal tension is their main poll plank,” he said, claiming that even state Governors are talking on every issue as if they are agents of one party.

In recent times, Governors of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have not forgot their “RSS ideology and behaved like RSS pracharaks”.

Talking about the forthcoming Assembly polls, he said, “BJP is saying they will get 85 seats out of 126. Then why are they running after BPF, AGP and other smaller parties to form an alliance? They are not confident at all of winning this election.”

He said the Congress is confident of coming to power for the fourth consecutive term and will form the government on its own. On Union Sports Minister and BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal, Gogoi said: “My fight is not against Sarba. My fight is against Modi government. He promised us many things and ‘achhe din’ before Lok Sabha polls, but he has done nothing.”

The senior Congress leader also termed Sonowal as an “inefficient” minister as he had failed to bring any special package to the state during flood disaster in last two years.


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