Veteran Congress leader and former chief minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi accused the current Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of bringing in communal politics to the fore and mentioned that the Congress will raise an objection against the latter with the Election Commission, according to reports.
Gogoi lambasted Sonowal for asking voters in a rally to swear in the name of Allah.
“Sonowal requesting that the general population make a vow for the sake of Allah and vote in favour of BJP is an infringement of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). We will enroll a grumbling against the Chief Minister with the Election Commission on this issue,” noted the former chief minister.
It is to be noted that on April 16 Sonowal asked voters in Laharighat under Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency to make a vow for the sake of Allah and vote in favor of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Gogoi also severely criticised Assam Finance Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma and said that Sarma used to accumulate cash in the name of militants.
The former CM further went on to take a dig at BJP’s candidate for Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency Queen Oja saying she isn’t a qualified enough to represent the state in the Lok Sabha.
“BJP’s Queen Ojha isn’t a qualified candidate since she was a member of Zila Parishad. We need a candidate who is fit for speaking for us at the Lok Sabha. She will aimlessly adhere to the guidelines of Narendra Modi.”
Queen Ojha will be contesting against Bobbeeta Sharma of Congress for the same seat when the Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency goes to polls on April 23.