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Assam: Congress leader Saikia sks Sonowal to quit BJP, from alternative ‘anti-CAA’ govt
Saikia, the senior Congress leader, said the new government will be “anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act” and “anti-BJP”.
PTI|Updated: Jan 12, 2020, 06.59 AM IST
GUWAHATI: Opposition leader in the Assam Assembly Debabrata Saikia on Saturday asked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to quit the BJP along with his MLAs and form an alternate government in the state with support from the Congress. Saikia, the senior Congress leader, said the new government will be “anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act” and “anti-BJP”.
A day after the Union home ministry issued a gazette notification that the CAA will come into force from January 10, Saikia said if Sonowal along with his MLAs quits the BJP, his party will support them to ensure that a new government is formed with Sonowal as the chief minister.
“In view of the current situation in Assam, Sonowal should leave the BJP and come out with just 30 of his MLAs as Independents. We will support him to form a new anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act and anti-BJP government in Assam. He will be made the Chief Minister again,” Saikia told reporters.
“BJP and its alliance partner Asom Gana Parishad have failed to keep their poll promises. Many of the ministers and MLAs who had joined BJP from All Assam Students Union had promised to implement the Assam Accord.”
“Let them revolt against the central BJP for their unwillingness to implement the Accord and come out of the BJP and we will support them to form an alternative government,” Saikia suggested.
Asked if Sonowal will continue to be the chief minister in the alternative government, the Congress leader said: “We have no opposition to it.”