Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday ridiculed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for claiming that BJP is on a strong wicket for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state.
"Fresh from a humiliating defeat in Bihar and Delhi, BJP is now on the threshold of yet another drubbing in Assam,"
Gogoi said in a statement.
It is the saffron party's "daydream" that people of Assam will endorse BJP's divisive politics, he said, adding that they follow the philosophy of Shankardeva and Ajan Fakir for social harmony.
"BJP and its ideologue RSS's philosophy, which patronise division, is alien to the people of Assam and they have
outrightly rejected it.
"Patronising such divisive politics in the state and the indifferent treatment meted out to the people of Assam will never enable BJP to make an inroad in the state's politics," he said.
Taking a dig at BJP, Gogoi said the people put their faith in the party during the last Lok Sabha elections but it has proved to be a "total disaster and poured cold water on the hopes of the people of the state".
Citing "injustices" against Assam, he said the BJP-led government after coming to power at the Centre withdrew the
Special Category Status granted to the region way back in 1969.
"Moreover, the Centre has also suspended the North East Industrial and Investment Promotion Policy, thereby putting a spanner on industrialisation in Assam.
"The new dispensation at the Centre has also changed the funding pattern and put a tab on social security schemes like MGNREGA, IAY and Anganwadi centres, etc," Gogoi said.
The Centre has showed its indifference to the state by registering its strong resistance in releasing funds for flood and erosion management, the Chief Minister rued.