The Assam Congress-led Grand Alliance has slammed the BJP for requisitioning city buses of Guwahati for its election campaigning.
The Grand Alliance or ‘Mahajot’ has accused the BJP of creating unwanted problems for the commuters in Guwahati by requisitioning city buses in Guwahati for their election campaigning.
Speaking to the media, Chief Convenor of Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) – Ajit Bhuyan lambasted the BJP for “ignoring problems” faced by commuters in Guwahati for its “electoral gains”.
Ajit Bhuyan said, “BJP has been requisitioning city buses in Guwahati for their election campaigning causing problems for the public transport users.”
“We have spoken to many city bus owners and they have informed us that the BJP is requisitioning buses at exorbitant rates,” Ajit Bhuyan claimed.
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Further slamming the BJP, Ajit Bhuyan said that top central leaders including PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have been frequently campaigning Assam because “the saffron party has realised that their prospects in the upcoming Assembly Elections is not good.”
“Grand Alliance will form the next Government in Assam overthrowing the corrupt anti-Assamese BJP from power,” Ajit Bhuyan said.
Commuters in Guwahati have also expressed anger over the “non-availability” of city buses in Guwahati.
One commuter said, “This has become a regular affair. We have seen in the past few days that during the visits of PM Modi and Amit Shah to Assam, all the city buses disappear from the roads. We are facing a lot of issues.”
Another commuter said, “Because of dearth of city buses, we are nor reaching office on time. Communication has been severely affected.”
“If the parties want buses for campaigning, they can buy it from showrooms. Why put us in problems?” expressed another commuter.