Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi came down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party saying that the BJP governments both at the Centre and in the states are doing only publicity to deceive people.
Gogoi, who was in Agartala for the Tripura Assembly election campaign on Wednesday, added that the BJP has failed to keep any of its promises.
“The BJP-led governments both at the Centre and in the states are doing only publicity. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party at the Centre and in states failed to keep a single promise. The BJP is the most corrupt political party in India now,” the veteran Congress leader told the media.
“Many incumbent central ministers, ruling party leaders and their family members are involved in corruption cases. BJP president Amit Shah’s son himself is involved in enormous corruptions,” Gogoi added.
On his former ministerial colleague Himanta Biswa Sarma, the former Assam chief minister said that the BJP earlier levelled huge corruption charges against Sarma, but “now the saffron party made him not only a very powerful minister in Assam but also gave him an authority to look after the party affairs of many Northeast states, including Tripura”.
“Earlier BJP accused me that I was protecting a corrupt man like Sarma, now who is protecting and patronising him,” Gogoi asked.
“Sarma was involved in Louis Berger bribery scandal, Sarada and Rose Valley chit fund scams. Himanta’s houses were raided by CBI. Now Gauhati High Court again asked CBI to probe the Louis Berger bribery scandal,” he stated.
“India has never had a Prime Minister like Narendra Modi who commits wrong every moment. He always makes false promises to people. Modi promised to bring back black money from abroad and distribute them among masses, but he did nothing,” he added.
“The Congress is against division of Tripura. The BJP, before the Assam assembly elections in 2016, had promised separate state of Bodoland and separate Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao state, but the party did nothing. The BJP is pursuing the divide and rule policy,” Gogoi added.
Gogoi further stated: “There is not much difference between BJP and CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist). Both parties have failed to serve the people.”