GUWAHATI, March 29: Congress-led Grand Alliance will form government in Dispur, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president and Rajya Sabha member Ripun Bora said here on Monday.
“Voters have rejected BJP in the first phase of elections. BJP is confused, at first BJP leaders claimed that they will get 46 seats out of the 47 seats. Later, in an advertisement, they said that the BJP will get 47 out of 47 seats. Yesterday, state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass said that they will win in 42 seats. Again, Union home minister Amit Shah said that BJP will win 37 seats out of the 47 seats. But according to me, BJP may get 0 or a single digit in the first phase of the election. We are not saying it, BJP leaders are saying it,” Bora said addressing a press meet at Rajeev Bhawan here.
“Through our party’s internal assessment we have come to know that Grand Alliance will form government in Dispur. After closely monitoring, we got feedback that out of 47 seats Grand Alliance will get 30+ seats in the first phase election,” Bora said.
“The kind of support we have received from the people of Assam is unparalleled. The people have responded magnificently with ground reports indicating that the people putting their trust in Congress’ 5 Guarantees,” Bora added.
Taking a dig at the BJP, Bora said that the saffron party’s regime in Assam for the last five years was all about ‘misgovernance’ and ‘improvidence’.
“After experiencing the misgovernance and improvidence of the last five years, it was critical to have a comprehensive assessment of what Assam of the future desires from a government,” Bora said.
“In the last five years the BJP-led government has pushed the state backwards. All our guarantees have been structured based on ground assessment, the future vision for Assam and after consultations with revered scholars and economists,” Bora further said.
“The Congress government has always been about the people’s voice. The youth of Assam have shown an overwhelming support towards our job guarantee portal. There have been more than 1,75,000 registrations already,” he said.
As the state is heading for the second phase of elections, scheduled to be held on April 1, Bora has asked the people of the state to hit politics of hatred, violence and divide out of the park.
“With the assembly elections approaching slog overs, things are becoming clearer. I appeal to the people of Assam to continue the momentum and kick politics of hatred, violence and divide out of the park,” Bora added.