Guwahati: Offering alliance with Congress, opposition party leader Debabrata Saikia in Assam Assembly yesterday asked CM Sarbananda Sonowal to quit the BJP party along with his MLAs and form an alternate government in the state with support from the Congress.
Senior Congress leader Saikia said the new government will be “anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act” and “anti-BJP,” News18 reports.
Congress leader’s offer came a day after the Union home ministry issued a gazette notification informing CAA now came into force from January 10 midnight.
The leader said if the CM chooses to quit the party along with his MLAs, Congress is willing to support them to ensure that Sonowal shall be the CM of the new government.
“In view of the current situation in Assam, Sonowal should leave the BJP and come out with just 30 of his MLAs as Independents. We will support him to form a new anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act and anti-BJP government in Assam. He will be made the Chief Minister again,” Saikia told reporters.
“BJP and its alliance partner Asom Gana Parishad have failed to keep their poll promises. Many of the ministers and MLAs who had joined BJP from All Assam Students Union had promised to implement the Assam Accord.”
“Let them revolt against the central BJP for their unwillingness to implement the Accord and come out of the BJP and we will support them to form an alternative government,” Saikia suggested in the Assembly.
When asked if the Opposition party is willing to give up CM’s position to Sonowal, Saikia replied: “We have no opposition to it.”
“Sonowal is facing the wrath of the people for supporting the CAA. The MLAs and ministers who love Assam must quit the BJP and stand with the people of Assam. That is why I am making this proposal,” Saikia said.