The Congress in Assam has sharpened its attack on the BJP-led Government in the State ahead of the Assembly Elections. 

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, who is camping in Assam and supervising the Congress’ campaigning in the State, has launched a scathing attack on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. 

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel accused Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of operating a syndicate in the State. 

Baghel accused Sonowal of giving more attention to the syndicate rather than the Government. 

Baghel alleged that cattle smuggling is taking place in Assam under the protection of the State Government. 

“BJP has been seeking votes in the name of cows across the country. But, in Assam it is sponsoring and carrying out illegal cattle trade with Bangladesh. In fact, the Sonowal government has been running a systematic syndicate,” Bhupesh Baghel said. 

“Since the BJP assumed power in Assam in 2016, beef consumption has increased in Bangladesh by 211 per cent due to the continuous supply of cattle to the neighbouring country,” Baghel added. 

Besides illegal cattle trade, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also accused the Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP Government in Assam of operating syndicates for illegal coal trading. 

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“The Syndicate is not limited to just cow trading, Sonowal government has broken all records in coal brokerage and illegal coal trading. Almost 500 trucks of illegal coal transportation are taking place every day,” Baghel accused. 

The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister also hit out at the Assam Government on the issue of rising unemployment in the State. 

“The BJP had promised to create 2 crore jobs but unemployment has grown by over 5 lakh from 2016-2020 and the situation has worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic period,” Baghel said. 

Bhupesh Baghel said that time has come to bid farewell to the Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP Government in Assam to “Save Assam”. 

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