Exclusive: we will benefaction BJP with 52 MLAs, says ex-Assam apportion Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Before his light fallout with his trainer Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi since, former state apportion and Congress personality Himanta Biswa Sarma rose fast in state politics and had a repute for bringing in potency even in supervision ministries.

As preparation and health apportion he effectively implemented UPA flagship programme National Rural Health Mission and managed to ensure the TET hearing for recruitment of teachers in supervision schools in vast numbers was carried out transparently.

Former Assam Congress personality Himanta Biswa Sarma. Image from Sarma's Facebook pageFormer Assam Congress personality Himanta Biswa Sarma. Image from Sarma's Facebook page

Former Assam Congress personality Himanta Biswa Sarma. Image from Sarma’s Facebook page

Often regarded as Gogoi’s confidant, Sarma’s status was a source of jealousy for many of his colleagues as he rose in influence. However, with a presentation of Gaurav Gogoi, who is Lok Sabha MP from Kaliabor chair in a domestic unfolding in 2011, Biswa was viewed to carrying turn some-more insecure.

The relationship soured and Sarma finally quit a Gogoi cupboard in Jul 2014. He dramatically claimed to have a support of 38 MLAs and paraded them before afterwards Assam administrator JB Patnaik. But with time Sarma realised all his confabulations with Congress clamp boss Rahul Gandhi, Congress Lok Sabha personality Mallikarjun Kharge and Congress ubiquitous secretary in-charge for Assam, CP Joshi,  wouldn’t help in his domestic rise.

Finally on 23 Aug this year, Sarma was during 11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi, a chateau of BJP boss Amit Shah accompanied by Assam BJP arch Siddhartha Bhattacharya. The former Congress apportion would be rigourously inducted into BJP during a open convene in Guwahati on Friday. Here are some excerpts from an disdainful talk with him:

Although Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has called we an “opportunist” after we left Congress for BJP, he also termed we as a “blue-eyed boy”?

Is it a approach to provide a blue-eyed boy? If this is a demeanour a blue-eyed child is treated, a clarification of blue-eyed child needs to be changed. Since his son (Gaurav Gogoi) entered politics, a arch apportion started being meant and did not offer a smallest pleasantness to his colleagues.

You were one of a many successful ministers in Tarun Gogoi’s 3 tenures. Your work in a state ministries of finance, preparation and health is still lauded. Do we consider but support from a arch apportion we would have succeeded?

Since 2011 there was no leisure for me to work independently. He was an obstacle. There is proof in central records on how Tarun Gogoi combined problems in a Teachers Eligibility Test method. He even objected to reforms in a health and preparation sector. Now he is perplexing to remove all a good work that we did but many support from him.

How many of your supporters are relocating with we to a BJP?

BJP is an determined party. we would benefaction them an a la grant menu of 52 MLAs. It is for them to confirm whom they wish to move in. It would be unreal to design them to install everybody during a cost of their possess impending candidates. we am certain they would also have someone in their mind from my subdivision Jalukbari.

Even when there were talks of your fasten a BJP earlier, a territory of state leaders and MPs from that celebration did not like a thought of carrying we as their colleague. Are we certain everybody in a BJP is happy with your entry?

Since 2012 itself Gauhati MP Bijoya Chakravarty was penetrating to have me in a BJP. State BJP boss Siddhartha Bhattacharya played a pivotal purpose in a routine now. There is no antithesis or a singular voice of gainsay within BJP over my entry. Everyone is enlivening me instead.

What is your equation with Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal? It seemed like he was not really penetrating to have we in BJP.

I have famous Sonowal given category 5. We have both come from Assam Agitation (of a 80s) credentials given a AASU (All Assam Students’ Union) days. There are no differences between us.

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Who approached initial — we or a BJP?

I have lot of mutual friends. All this was probable with assistance from mutual friends.

I trust we have chalked out a roadmap for a growth of Assam in a entrance years. Can we elaborate on that?

Assam is an constituent partial of India. We have many informal aspirations. We need to vastly urge a highway and rail network. We need entrance to a Chittagong Port. Due to a large 1950 Assam earthquake, Assam Agitation, a Ulfa uprising, a state went behind by many years. we have already discussed with Amit Shah ji that we need to have an actionable prophesy devise for 2016-21 to make Assam among a tip 5 states of a country. With a means care of Prime Minister Narendra Modi this is utterly possible.

What do we consider would is a many dire need for a state?

There is a evident need to sign a India-Bangladesh border.

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