Himanta Biswa Sarma says, ‘in BJP, nobody asks who your father is’, social media users say that’s because…

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Assam minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, who parted ways with the Congress two years ago blaming the leadership of Rahul Gandhi for his exit, on Friday praised the BJP’s game-changing strategy in the north-east states.

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Sarma said that he had no regrets about leaving someone who he denounced as a committed ‘dynast.’

Drawing a paralled with his former and current party, he said, “In the BJP, no one will ask you who your father is…will someone like Narendra Modi or Amit Shah ever head the Congress? Not in a 1,000 years.”

Sarma earlier alleged that when he had approached the Congress vice president to discuss his issues with regards to Assam, the latter appeared to focus more on playing with his dog than on the impending crisis.

Sarma had later switched his loyalties to BJP in 2015 and helped the saffron party win 2016 assembly elections in Assam, giving the party its first north eastern government. He also helped the BJP form its government in Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

Sarma’s bitterness is still fresh. At University of California in Berkeley, Gandhi had recently clarified that he should not be singled out for benefiting from his famous last name, claiming that “this is how India works.”

Gandhi also said that though he was ready to take over from his mother Sonia Gandhi as the president of the Congress, the promotion will not take place without the backing of the party.

“I didn’t hear him say that the Congress will have elections in October. Where is the contest there?” he said. “He is feudalistic, a dynast and now in America he accepts it,” Sarma was quoted by NDTV.

As expected, many social media users took to Twitter to express their opinions on what Sarma had to say. Here are some comments;

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