New Delhi, January 12: Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday launched blistering attack on the Congress and accused the party of standing with Pakistan.
He also called Congress President Rahul Gandhi ‘Gabbar Singh’.
‘Gabbar Singh’ – ultimate personification of cinematic evil – is a fictional character, the antagonist of the 1975 Bollywood film Sholay.
Sarma spoke at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s two-day National Executive Council meeting at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan. He also listed the BJP’s achievement in the Northeast states.
“The GST is not ‘Gabbar Singh’, but Rahul Gandhi is. They (Congress) stand with Pakistan. They know if Rafale comes to India then Pakistan cannot defeat India in air warfare. Therefore, they are saying that India does not need Rafale. He (Rahul) wants to loot and cheat the poor,” he said.
He added, “I have no doubt that the Gandhi family will be washed out in 2019 polls. I still remember, during a meeting with him, he (Rahul) was feeding biscuits to his dog instead of listening to Assam woes. Even the children of the country know that the Indian Air Force needs the Rafale.”
The two-day event, which began on Friday, was organised with an aim to lay final guidelines for thousands of party leaders for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Sarma also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for starting the National Register of Citizens updation exercise and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
“The Prime Minister took a decision that the indigenous Assamese should get protection. If this Clause 6 of the Assam Accord is implemented, then Assam will become a fort against the illegal Bangladeshis,” he added further.