New Delhi, May 19: The Congress party "threatened" minorities in Assam and that is why they lost the elections in the state, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla said on Thursday as the BJP was poised to form the government in the northeastern state.
Heptulla said that after winning Assam, and gaining a foothold in Kerala and West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would soon be in power in "all the states of the country."
"I feel very happy with the trends. It is the party's win under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party president Amit Shah and the BJP manifesto that talks of 'sabka aath sabka vikas'," Heptulla told IANS.
"The Congress-led UPA played the politics of vote bank in Assam. They threatened the minorities there and it was the reason why people backed BJP's agenda of development and voted for us," the minister said.
She also alleged that the Tarun Gogoi government in Assam did not cooperate with the centre on schemes related to the minorities.
"Assam government did not cooperate with us on minority issues. I had a lot of problems while working with them, but now our government will be there in Assam and we will soon roll out all the central government programmes in the state for minorities," the minister said.