Guwahati: Assam Congress has demanded an apology from the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his comments directed against the opposition.
The Assam CM had remarked. “What will they do in the opposition benches for five years? I would rather say they should join us. Since we are working for the welfare of people irrespective of caste, creed and religion, I appeal to them (opposition members) to join us and work together for the public.”
The comment was made by Sarma after a three-time Congress legislator from Mariani Rupjyoti Kurmi joined the Bharatiya Janata Partry (BJP).
Leader of Opposition Debabrata Saikia said that “I, as an MLA of the Opposition in the Assam Legislative Assembly and Leader of the Opposition, strongly condemn this remark. The CM should make a public apology for uttering such undemocratic words. The role of the Opposition is clearly stated in our Constitution and the Congress party has been playing the role of the Constructive Opposition in the past wherever required.
The LoP further stated that the Congress party has been waging a relentless war against the BJP Party, which “seeks to destroy the democratic values of our country.”