Assam : BPF asks BJP to drop ministers

The Hagrama Mohilary-led party has challenged the Assam BJP to break the alliance and drop its three ministers from state cabinet amid exchange of words between Assam Finance Minister and BPF Leader.

The BJP and BPF are contesting the BTC elections separately.

Three BPF MLAs are still operating as ministers as both the parties have not broke ties yet.

BPF general secretary Prabin Boro said the national party should snap the association and remove their three MLAs from the ministry if the party is corrupt according to many senior BJP leaders.

Boro said, “The BPF ministers can come out of the ministry by breaking the alliance. But we are waiting for the BJP to take the step of dropping the ministers so that we can show all regional parties how the saffron party uses and throws out the smaller parties according to its convenience”.

Two senior members – Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary and MLA Emmanuel Mushahary were taken away by BJP attacking the BPF, he stated.

Boro said, this will not weaken the BPF at any cost.

The decision to tie up with the BJP was taken before the 2016 State Assembly polls in the presence of the saffron party’s central leaders including the then president Amit Shah, he said.

The central leaders of the party and even the Chief Minister of Assam are keeping silent about the alliance at the moment. Few senior State leaders of the BJP including a Minister are spreading hateful comments against the BPF at the BTC election rallies.

According to Boro, the BJP is plans to keep its options open until the declaration of the results of the BTC elections before taking the next step on the alliance.

Because of the way some senior BJP leaders are behaving, the future of the alliance is very uncertain, Boro admitted.

He added, “We are yet to finalize our strategies for the 2021 Assembly elections. The party will meet to discuss its future strategy only after declaration of the BTC election results”.