Taking on the BJP governments on the Centre and the state, former Assam Chief Minister and senior Congress chief Tarun Gogoi on Saturday stated ‘communal virus’ of the saffron outfit was extra harmful than the coronavirus and declared that his occasion was eager on forging a grand alliance to defeat the communal forces within the subsequent 12 months’s meeting polls.
Mr Gogoi stated the occasion’s alliance with the All India United Democratic Front for the Rajya Sabha polls was step one in forging the grand alliance with like-minded events having religion in secularism.
The Congress-AIUDF has collectively backed senior journalist Ajit Bhuyan’s candidature for the March 26 RS polls.
“Congress’ alliance with AIUDF is an attempt to forge a grand alliance with all those forces which have faith in democracy and secularism. We want to protect our Constitution,” he stated.
Mr Gogoi stated the coronavirus was creating havoc, however “communal virus of the BJP is more dangerous as it is creating hatred and conflict leading to killing of people”.
“To contain this, all right-minded people having faith in secularism and democracy have to come together. So we have decided to go for a larger alliance for the coming assembly election,” he stated.
Mr Gogoi stated the Congress now needed to increase the alliance by together with events such because the CPI, CPI-M, splinter teams of AGP, AASU and KMSS.
“We want to have an alliance with everybody. We have to have ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) so as to defeat the communal forces,” he stated.