On Sunday, the Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal narrated the opposition Congress-led ‘Mahajoot’ as an “unholy alliance”, saying it will not be acceptable to the people of the state as one of its constituents, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), espouses the cause of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
“The so called ‘Mahajoot’ led by the Congress is an unholy alliance. It is not an ideological alliance but an opportunist alliance. The AIUDF is a communal party which has always espoused the cause of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. How can the right thinking people of Assam accept it,” the 58 year old CM said in an interview to PTI.
“Whatever alliance the Congress has formed will not have any impact on the BJP or its allies.Â People will reject them,” he said.
The Congress stitched the alliance with the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), the Left parties and a regional party to fight the Assam assembly elections likely to be held in April-May. The AIUDF is headed by Dhubri MP Maulana Badruddin Ajmal.Â
He also further said, “The people of Assam are not ready to experiment with some new political parties at a time when the BJP has been providing them efficient and responsive governance.”
Asked about the biggest achievements of his government, the chief minister said, “Assam has seen worst kind of terrorist violence during the tenure of previous governments. But in the last five years, there has not been a single major incident of shootout or blast.”
“There were many financial scams under previous governments. The recruitment process was full of scandals. There was hardly any job which one could get on merit. We have ended all these malpractices and brought hope to the people, especially the younger generation,” he claimed on saying about his tenure of 5years which brought recruitments to the younger generation and was of bribe free administration.
He further expressed his gratitude to the PM Narendra Modi, saying that in the 5years of his tenure,he got constant support from the PM. And also the PM has helped and been kind to Assam and provided liberal financial assistance and granted several mega infrastructure and industrial projects to the state.
By Swarnali Chakraborty