This comes after the president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), Bhupen Kumar Borah asked the Shiv Sena leader and his troupe of MLAs residing in Assam’s Guwahati to leave the state at the earliest as his presence is bringing bad repute to the state.
In a letter addressed to the rebel leader Shinde, Borah wrote, “Your presence in Guwahati with MLAs of the ruling Shiv Sena from Maharashtra, who have been kept in a hotel for alleged horse-trading to topple the elected Government of Maharashtra and the continued media coverage of the same, has not gone well with the Assamese people and is creating an unhealthy atmosphere.”
Borah alleged that amid the flooding in the state and the northeast in whole, the presence of the Maharashtra politicians has shifted focus on to them.
He wrote, “Moreover, Assam is facing a devastating flood situation and the flood affected people are suffering severely in absence of adequate flood reliefs. According to government data, altogether 107 people have died in flood and landslides since April 6, out of which 65 since June 14 only and 55 lakh people of 32 districts out of 35 districts are adversely affected.”
“In such a critical and deplorable situation of the state, your presence in Guwahati and the busy activities of Assam Govt. in providing royal hospitality to you, is quite unfair and unacceptable. Assam has been defamed by your presence considering Guwahati as a safe heaven for MLAs who have no respect for constitutional values and loyalty at all,” he added.
The Assam Congress president also took a swipe at Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma stating that his government’s support to Shinde and his companions “has sullied the image of Assam and Assamese people”.
He wrote, “But the present CM Dr. Himanta BiswaSarma has proved himself to be nothing but a wheeler dealer encouraging and supporting political horse-trading in Assam. The BJP CM and the Government's support to your presence here has sullied the image of Assam and Assamese people. Sarma and the Government machinery should be busy with the management of the flood crisis but your presence here has been standing as a hindrance.”
The letter further said, “Considering the damage that you have caused to Assam and its people by your presence, I would like to advise you to leave Assam at the earliest in the greater interest of the state.”