Wave for change in Assam: Jaitley

Last Updated: Monday, March 28, 2011 - 21:34

Guwahati: A wave for change is sweeping Assam and would help BJP improve its presence in the state in the upcoming Assembly elections, senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley claimed here on Monday.

"There is a wave for change in Assam, there is an anti-incumbency feeling among the people. The polls are being held under a special situation with Congress in power both in the state and at the Centre. This time there is double
anti-incumbency feelings against the state and the central governments."

"Their (Congress) popularity is decreasing. Congress has no answer to its double anti-incumbency. Their numbers will be less this time than in the last elections", Jaitley told the media here.

He said BJP, which is fighting all the 126 seats in the Assembly, is confident of winning more seats this time and would determine the political agenda.

"We (BJP) will try to form the government," he said adding that the ruling Congress came to power under Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi after forming a coalition with others.

"Congress has two options now...either spend for the benefit of the people the money it has gathered for the polls or stop using illegal infiltrators as its vote bank," Jaitley said.

Accusing Congress of encouraging infiltration "only to increase its vote bank," he said, "This has put the country`s security at risk, increased its economic burden and changed its demographic pattern."

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 28, 2011 - 21:34

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