The Opposition Congress in Assam on Sunday said the BJP’s claim to win the 2021 Assembly election is just a “dream”.
“They have set a 100-seat target despite the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act wave in the state. That is over-confidence, if not an impossible dream,” PCC spokesperson Rhituporna Konwar said while reacting to the BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav’s remark that BJP would come to power again.
Konwar said the BJP was making such claims just to boost the morale of their workers.
“The party has already been alienated from the masses. In order to boost the morale of the already-demoralised party workers, several peace rallies and Sankalpa Yatra have been organised by the BJP,” Konwar said.
The PCC said the BJP government’s claim of winning 100 seats in the Assembly polls was “unrealistic” and anti-CAA forces would certainly form the next government.
“After a gap of one week in view of Parliament’s session from March 2, today the Assam PCC started its statewide Janajagaran Padayatra against the CAA in Barpeta district,” PCC president Ripun Bora said.
“Janajagaran padayatra against CAA led by Assam PCC president @ripunbora at Pathsala, Sorupeta and Barpeta today. MP @MPAbdulKhaleque and large number of public gathered in padayatra in different places,” the Assam unit of the Congress tweeted.
“This is our fifth phase of padayatra. The first programme was at Pathsala town where 1,500 people participated. The second one was at Sarupeta. The third padayatra was at Barpeta town,” said Ripun Bora in a press statement. There was another Congress padayatra on Sunday at Sorbhog town which is the constituency of BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass.
While criticising the Congress for its opposition to the CAA and “proposed” alliance with the AIUDF for Rajya Sabha seats, Madhav said: “Congress is trying to mislead the people. Either secretly or openly, they (Congress and AIUDF) stick together.”