BJP not to seek or extend support to AIUDF, Congress in Assam: Amit Shah

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday said his party would neither seek nor extend support to either AIUDF or Congress for government formation in Assam.

“We are prepared to sit in opposition for even 50 years than seek support from the two parties who have betrayed the people of Assam by not solving the problem of infiltration from Bangladesh and indulging in rampant corruption,” Shah said at an election rally in Assam’s Barak Valley.

Assam cannot progress unless infiltration stops and “both Congress and AIUDF are not interested in solving this problem as they indulge in vote-bank politics.”

“This policy of vote-bank politics has endangered Assam’s security and deprived employment opportunities to youths of Assam,” he said.

The BJP president also accused Congress and AIUDF of speaking against each other “during the day and making secret deals at night”.

“Both Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal are the same and we are against both the parties who have done nothing for the development of Assam but have neglected the poor of the state,” he said.