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Asom BJP eyes AGP for alliance

Written by: Staff
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Guwahati, Dec 04 (UNI) The BJP is eyeing a grand alliance with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) for future politics of Asom.

Newly elected state BJP president Ramen Deka in his maiden press conference today made it clear that they would look forward to the AGP for an immediate alliance for the Panchayt poll.

''We want an alliance with them and in future we want all non communist, non Congress and non communal forces to come together.

Our fight is against these three forces in Asom,'' he said.

Both the BJP and AGP are beleaguered as the Congress and emerging force of Asom United Democratic Front have pushed them to the wall.

''There are no other options for Hindu people of Asom. Congress is determined to make it an Islamic state by promoting vote bank politics. We have to come together,'' he emphasised.

''My main objective is to send more BJP representatives from Asom in the 2009 general election.'' Accepting a hardcore Hinduvta line, the former Jan Sahkti man minced no words in bringing the Bangladeshi infiltration issue to the centre of BJP politics.

''Every government report shows how Muslims are slowly spreading in Asom. All of them are Bangladeshi Muslims as infiltration is still going on. The state government talks of updation of the National Register of Citizen(NRC), but they must inform us what exactly has been happening on that front,'' he said.

He said 3279 new villages have come up in the past three decades.

''There should be a proper survey on that to find out who are these people. Our information is that most of these villagers are of Bangladeshi origin,'' said Mr. Deka, an old-timer of the BJP who has been unsuccessfully contesting elections.

He alleged that the law and order machinery had completely failed in Asom and for that ''I want to hold Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi responsible. There is not a single arrest. From the pattern of blast it is abundantly clear that the ISI and jehadi elements are involved in the blasts,'' he maintained.

According to him, Bangladeshi rickshaw pullers have been working as carrier of bombs. ''Because of vote bank politics, they are getting away with complete impunity,'' he said.

''The Congress is responsible for the present mayhem in the state,'' he said while urging the ULFA to come to the negotiation table. ''Let there be a core group from within the Peoples Consultative Group (PCG) which will discuss with the Centre and ULFA without coming to media glare,'' he said.

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