GUWAHATI, Nov 20 – Amidst speculations that the Congress’s alliance with the Bodoland People’s Front(BPF) in the State might soon come to an end, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh and Congress in-charge of Assam today exuded confidence that the alliance between the Congress and the BPF will remain intact.Singh, who attended the party workers’ meet at Rajiv Bhawan today, said, “All is well between the Congress and the BPF and there is nothing to worry.”
Speculations are rife about both the parties snapping after BPF leader Mono Kumar Brahma was arrested for allegedly possessing arms and withdrawal of security cover from the elected representatives of the Bodoland Territorial Council.
On the possession of illegal arms, the All India Congress Committee member said that the Government would act tough against anyone who would violate law in any way or form, irrespective of his or her affiliation.
On the ensuing Panchayat polls, he appealed to the party workers to gear up for the occasion.
Singh also flayed the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Asom Gana Parishad for ‘politicizing the issue of illegal migration for their vested interest’.
The senior Congress leader also commented that increased activities of banned ULFA have been reported and the Government will deal with it firmly.
Meanwhile, the coordination committee of the State Government and the Congress party, in its meeting here today, lauded the steps taken by the Government in BTAD areas to tackle the law and order situation. It also expressed the hope that such steps would continue in the coming days.
The meeting, which was presided over by APCC President Bhubaneswar Kalita and attended among others by AICC general secretary Digvijoy Singh, said that the Congress is not for severing ties with the BPF. The party is of the view that the future of the alliance would depend on the BPF.