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Himanta Sarma Slams Rahul Gandhi, Accuses Congress of Plotting Communal Violence in Assam
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, calling him a ‘darpok’ (coward) and accusing him of trying to instigate communal clashes in Assam during the Ram Temple ceremony in Ayodhya. Sarma also alleged that the Congress was following ‘soft Naxalite’ politics and wanted to destabilise the state.
Sarma’s remarks came after a case was registered against Gandhi and several other Congress leaders for allegedly provoking their supporters to break barricades and clash with the police during their ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ in Guwahati on Monday. The Assam police has transferred the case to the CID and formed an SIT to investigate the matter.
Sarma said that Gandhi’s yatra was a part of a political conspiracy to create communal tension in the state, as it coincided with the historic event of the consecration of Ram Lalla at the Ram Mandir site in Ayodhya on January 22. He said that the Congress had planned to cross through Assam during the ceremony and spark a riot, but the BJP and the Ram devotees restrained themselves and did not let anything untoward happen.
“What was this yatra? Look at its timing. They had hatched a conspiracy to instigate a major communal clash in Assam. We had a glimpse of it in Guwahati. But their big conspiracy was to cross through Assam during the Ram Temple Pranpratishtha and a clash ensues in the state. But the people of our party and Ram Bhakts restrained themselves. They did not let anything untoward happen in Assam,” Sarma said.
Sarma also mocked Gandhi for fleeing the spot in a car after the violence broke out in Guwahati. He said that Gandhi showed his cowardice and lack of leadership by abandoning his party workers and supporters. He also questioned Gandhi’s love for Assam and Hinduism, saying that he did not pay tribute to the legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika or visit the Kamakhya temple, which are the symbols of Assam’s culture and faith.
“If he loves Assam, then he could have stopped at Bhupen Hazarika Samaadhi Khetra and paid his tribute to Bhupen Hazarika. If he believes in Hindu Dharma, then he could have gone to Kamakhya temple for a minute also. The main aim was to destabilise Assam,” Sarma said.
Sarma further said that Gandhi will be arrested after the Lok Sabha elections for his role in the violence. He said that the Congress leader has no moral right to talk about justice and democracy, as he has violated the law and the constitution. He also said that the Congress was following ‘soft Naxalite’ politics, which is dangerous for the country.
“He will be arrested after the Lok Sabha elections. He has no moral right to talk about justice and democracy. He has violated the law and the constitution. He has instigated violence and endangered the lives of the people. He is following soft Naxalite politics, which is very dangerous for the country,” Sarma said.
The BJP and the Congress have been engaged in a bitter war of words in the run-up to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, with both parties accusing each other of corruption, misrule, and communalism. The BJP has launched its campaign with the slogan ‘Modi ko chunte hai’ (let us choose Modi), while the Congress has launched its campaign with the slogan ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’ (join India justice journey).