Former minister and Congress MLA Sudip Roy Barman on August 7 said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state will collapse like a pack of cards within the next three months.
Roy Barman’s statement came at a programme to welcome 1530 people from different parties, especially from BJP and Trinamool Congress, to the Congress. While addressing the event in front of Pradesh Congress Bhawan, Roy Barman claimed that many people starting from grassroots level workers to MLAs of BJP are in constant touch with Congress and waiting for the right time to join the grand old party.
“Within the next three months, BJP will fall like a house of cards. Many leaders starting from the grassroots level to MLAs will join and are waiting for the appropriate time. They are in constant touch with us and saying that within the next three months they will join. We are committed to serving our people,” he said.
Among these 1530 people, 436 joined from Banamalipur assembly constituency, which is the home turf of former chief minister, Biplab Kumar Deb, 130 from CM’s assembly constituency, while from former Speaker and MLA Rabati Das’s home turf Pratapgarh 185 people joined.
Roy Barman also slammed the ruling BJP saying that at a time when the Congress is raising the voice of the common masses, the BJP leaders are attacking the leaders of the grand old party by using Enforcement Directorate (ED), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Income Tax.
In an oblique reference of Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Roy Barman claimed that these two parties are trying to build a bond with Prime Minister Narendra Modi by weakening the Congress.
“A section of political parties’ soft target is Congress. Their main aim is to weaken Congress to usurp its current position. Their main aim is not to fight against BJP or to work for the common people. I am very happy for those who joined the Congress leaving the Trinamool Congress. The house of TMC is getting empty.
Nowadays some people wearing caps holding broomsticks are trying to confuse the people of our state as their aim is to weaken the Congress and appear good in Modi’s book to fulfill their own interests,” he claimed.
During the event, All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Szarita Laithphlang, former Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chief Gopal Chandra Roy and former MLA Asish Kumar Saha were also present.