Army chief Bipin Rawat has triggered a controversy by saying that All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has grown time-frame faster than Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has over the last few years in Assam.
Addressing at a seminar on 'North East Region of India - Bridging Gaps and Securing Borders', Rawat said,''AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) have grown in a faster time-frame than the BJP grew over the years. When we talk of Jan Sangh with two MPs & where they have reached, AIUDF is moving at a faster pace in the state of Assam.''
''There is nothing political or religious in the talk. Army Chief just mentioned amalgamation & development in the seminar on North-East organised at DRDO Bhawan on 21 Feb 18,'' Army chief said.
Responding to Army chief's statement Aminul Islam, AIUDF MLA said, ''AIUDF is working for the downtrodden. this is why our popularity is growing faster than BJP. We are hopeful that people of Assam irrespective of caste & creed, will accept AIUDF and our party will come to power soon.''