Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi on Tuesday said that the Congress has special bond with the people of the Northeast while hoping that the wheels of democracy would turn and his party would come back to power in various states of the region.
“We are grateful to the people of the Northeast for supporting the Congress, and the party has special bond with the people of the region, and various communities in the region has close relationships with the Congress,” Gogoi said, while replying to a query over the Congress defeat in all states that it ruled in the Northeast.
Congress started losing power in Assam, followed by Arunachal Pradesh where majority of Congress legislators deflected to the BJP, and then Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram.
“I am not saying that Congress is always in power, but the wheels of democracy will turn,” he said, adding that the results from the Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh and the inability of the BJP to win in Telangana and Mizoram would impact the Northeast and other states of the country in the upcoming elections.
Gogoi said that in upcoming Lok Sabha elections next year, the people would realize the lies of the BJP and they would give a befitting reply as it was seen in the just conclude Assembly elections in those five states.
“People will vote against the BJP and few industrialists in 2019, and the Rafale deal is a conspiracy between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself and Anil Ambani who floated the Reliance Defence Limited, just 12 days before Prime Minister made a visit to France in April 2015,” he said.
Slamming the BJP-led NDA government and Prime Minister Modi over the Rafale deal, Lok Sabha member from Assam, Gaurav Gogoi urged the Supreme Court to withdraw its judgment based on the false statement of the Centre.
Gogoi who was addressing a press conference at Congress Bhavan in Shillong said, though the Supreme Court decision on Rafale issue was based on CAG report, but the CAG had not given any report, and neither was it placed in Parliament nor in Public Accounts Committee, because the Court was misled by the NDA government.
“The BJP-led government has cheated the Supreme Court by saying that the report has been submitted and then replaced ‘has been’ by ‘is’ by stating that the report is being examined. It is a set of lies where ‘has been’ was replaced by ‘is’ and the BJP government has misled the Court on this issue,” Gogoi alleged.
The Congress MP reiterated the demand for a probe by the joint parliamentary committee into the alleged Rafale scam and that the BJP should not fear of the JPC as it was during the then Congress-led UPA government which welcomed the JPC when the BJP had demanded when it was in the Opposition.