Responding to a latest remark by Assam Congress president Ripun Bora – that the ruling BJP will likely be swept away within the upcoming Assembly elections – state minister and BJP’s key chief within the Northeast, Himanta Biswa Sarma, on Tuesday mentioned that an electoral “tsunami” by the Congress can happen solely in Bangladesh.
Sarma’s feedback comes days after he mentioned that the Congress can win 100 seats “only in Bangladesh”.
On Monday, Bora had mentioned that the BJP will likely be “swept away by the tsunami caused by the Congress and its allies”.
In response, Sarma on Tuesday mentioned, “Ripun Bora should know that tsunami comes in the sea. It does not come in a river. We (Assam) live on the banks of the Brahmaputra. Tsunami comes in a sea and Bangladesh is next to a sea. Therefore, Ripun Bora’s tsunami can come only in Bangladesh. We are a riverine civilisation and will enjoy the calm breeze from the river.”
The Congress, the AIUDF led by Lok Sabha MP and fragrance baron Badruddin Ajmal, three Left events and a regional occasion referred to as the Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) have fashioned an alliance for the elections, anticipated in April. The AIUDF has a big assist base amongst Bengali-origin Muslims within the state.
Lashing out on the alliance, Sarma mentioned that if Ajmal and his occasion will not be communal, then Congress chief Bora ought to take him “on his lap” and use the surname Ajmal for title his kin.
This was a response to Bora’s earlier remarks that whether or not AIUDF is a communal occasion or not may be determined solely by the Election Commission or the Constitution of India, and that “neither has called Ajmal communal”.