Jayanta Malla Baruah

Assam BJP vice president, Jayanta Malla Baruah on Thursday said that communal forces cannot fulfill their dream of turning the state and the Northeast into an Islamic region till the party is in power in the state.

Baruah along with Assam BJP spokesperson Ram Krishna Ghosh and former Union railway minister Rajen Gohain was in Hojai to attend an executive meeting of the BJP.

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“Some communal forces dream of converting Assam and the Northeast into an Islamic country and Badaruddin Ajmal is one of them,” said Baruah who is also the in-charge of Hojai district BJP.

“This started way back during pre-independence times and during the tenure of Syed Muhammad Saadulla and continues even today,” he said

Baruah also alleged that the foreign funding provided to radical groups by Islamic countries is a predetermined step towards converting the Northeast into an Islamic region.

“Many disclosures were made with regard to this funding and many more things are left to be disclosed,” Baruah said.

Baruah also said that although Badruddin Ajmal is not a challenge to state politics, he and his allies pose a challenge to our social life.

Regarding the new political party Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) fielding candidates in all the 126 state legislative assembly seats, Baruah said, “AJP is not a threat to us, they will not win even in a single constituency.”

“AJP may get 5000 to 6000 votes in each assembly constituency in the state,” he said.

The executive meeting held in Hojai discussed BJP’s strategies for the upcoming state assembly elections regarding Hojai, Jamunamukh and Lumding legislative assembly constituencies.

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