Congress joined hands with Ajmal for ‘lust for power’: Amit Shah in Assam

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday attacked the Congress for joining forces with Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF in Assam because of its “lust for power”.

The Congress’ “greed” to capture power in the state will remain unfulfilled and the BJP along with its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which symbolises Assamese identity, will win the assembly polls with a two-thirds majority, Shah told a public rally at Borduwa, the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardeva, the 15-16th century saint, scholar and religious reformer, in Nagaon district.

“The Congress talks about providing security when it is joining hands with Ajmal. It’s ony because of its lust for power that it has joined hands with Ajmal.

“The party did nothing to free Assam from violence and infiltration despite having a prime minister who was elected from the state,” he said, referring to Manmohan Singh who is a Rajya Sabha member from Assam.

Lok Sabha MP Ajmal’s All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) wield’s considerable influence among Bengali speaking Assamese Muslims.

Enumerating various schemes that the Modi government has launched for Assam, Shah said people will weigh the measures undertaken by it in seven years against those by the Congress over 70 years in the upcoming polls.

Shah also accused the parties formed in the aftermath of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests of “helping the Congress which used bullets to suppress the Assam agitation against…

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