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.
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;
— My Fellow Indians (@MyFellowIndians) September 22, 2017
In BJP no one will ask who your father is ?. Is it a foregone conclusion of things that could unfold ?
— George.T.R (@TachilR) September 22, 2017
That is because aaj kal
Sabka Father Ek Hai
— Human First (@SayItWithTweet) September 22, 2017
But most of BJP comprises of either kicked or poached? He himself was a congi?
— pontiyana jasmin ڀونٹٻانا جاسمٻن (@bhartiwaqt) September 22, 2017
In BJP the party base of candidate is recognised & recommended by RSS to be working as an adhesive force from behind being infrastructure.
— Subhash Chander (@schanderkaushik) September 22, 2017
Pankaj singh son of rajnath singh etc.etc. many of BJP leaders son and Daughter are holding minister ,MLA and MP it was not dynasty
— Munim H Chowdhury (@h_munim) September 22, 2017
In bjp they ask u how much money u need to join bjp from othr party.
— Tom (@Lucas9goa) September 22, 2017