BJP will create history in Assam with a "historic win," says Himanta Biswa Sarma



Assam Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday "confidently" said that the BJP would create history in Assam with a "historic" win.

Sarma said this on the sidelines of a book release programme here.

"We are trying to improve our rally compared to the last election. The response is impressive," Sarma said, adding that it is not a question of how much but an expression of where the party is heading.

"Precisely, we are heading for an enormous victory. We shall have 100 plus seats," he added.

Hitting out at the Congress-AIUDF alliance, the BJP heavyweight said that the alliance would affect the party "positively".

"By allying with a communal party, Congress has made this election a conflict of civilization," he said while asserting BJP's aim to ensure inside-out border security as "our civilization is under threat."

Reacting to the formation of a regional alliance based on anti-CAA sentiments, Sarma said, "Anti-CAA parties have no impact. After COVID, anti-CAA has lost its ground. The Parliament has already passed the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act), and people are talking about something else. The focus has gone from CAA to Ajmal (AIUDF chief)."

"We are partners with AGP (Asom Gana Parishad); whatever we are doing, we are happy with each other," he said.

When asked why the BJP is taking time announcing the CM candidate, Sarma said that the central leadership is taking care of it.

"We should patiently wait for an announcement from Delhi on who the BJP CM candidate should be," he reiterated.

Reacting to a question on the plan to retain a key battle area of Saraighat (under Jalukbari constituency - Himanta's constituency), the BJP leader said that we had fought the last battle of Saraighat; now, we are in a better position to handle the situation.

When asked whether the grand alliance of the Congress and the regional alliance of the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Raijor Dal will impact the prospect of the saffron party, Sarma replied in the negative.

"Whatever is happening is happening on the other side. We are not bothered about the opposition camp. Every election sees happiness and unhappiness; we should not comment on somebody's discomfort. We want to win the elections on 'Suraksha, Sabhyata and Viaks' (On Our Strength)", he added.

(Edited by Iban Mawrie)


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