Guwahati, December 6: Referring to an alliance gone bad with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Assam BJP today regretted saying it hurts when friends stab.
“AGP turns out to be a betrayer. We had trusted them and made our ally. It hurst when friends stabs you,” Rupam Goswami , Assam BJP spokesperson said.
This is the first time that the BJP has officially addressed the recent bad blood with the AGP that had a fall out withe ruling party over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
“Asom Gana Parishad did not conduct Panchayat elections in its entire tenure of 10 years. As an ally of BJP they pitched their candidates and are now attacking our party,” Goswami further added.
Earlier, in several press conferences, BJP minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and other leaders had spared no chance to attack the AGP.
Goswami also slammed the president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, Ripun Bora who demanded Chief Minister’s resignation for anomalies in the first phase of Panchayat polls.
“Tihar jail return Ripun Bora does not have the least knowledge that election is not conducted by chief minister, it is conducted by the state election commisssion. He should get some lessons.”, said Rupam Goswami.
The BJP spokesperson thanked all the voters for their turnout in the first phase of Panchayat polls.
“The turnout shows that the people of Assam still have faith in the government.”, Rupam Goswami attending a press meet in Hengerabari.