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I wasted 23 years of my life in Congress: Himanta Biswa Sarma

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Assam health minister slams Congress for keeping Assam’s history away from the ‘national discourse’.

New Delhi: Two days after he sparked a controversy with his controversial comments about cancer, Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he had wasted 23 years of his political life in the Congress.

Speaking at a book release event in the capital Friday, Sarma, a former Congress leader, said he was pleasantly surprised when he learnt that Assam was given high priority by the RSS and the BJP. “After knowing this, I felt like I wasted 23 years of my political life being in the Congress,” he added.

He also made a scathing attack on the grand old party for its “failure” to recognise the people of Assam. He alleged that Congress had deliberately kept the history of Assam out of the national discourse.

“If you ask Sonia Gandhi who is Gopinath Bordoloi — the former chief minister of Assam who was conferred with Bharat Ratna posthumously by the Vajpayee government — she won’t know. She only knows Badruddin Ajmal (of AIUDF),” Sarma said.

He also blamed the Congress for “diluting the nationalist fervour” in Assam and claimed this was that prompted him to join the BJP.

“In the 2006 Assam assembly election, there was a conscious decision taken by the Congress not to ally with AIUDF, the party led by Badruddin Ajmal,” he said.

“Digvijaya Singh was the in-charge of the state and it was decided to work on the nationalist agenda for Assam. That’s why you saw the party winning elections,” Sarma added.

Talking about the BJP victory in the state, he said the people have given the party a mandate to free Assam from foreigners.

“When we formed governments in Jammu & Kashmir and Assam and lost in Bihar, people said that we are winning on the periphery but losing in northern India, a stronghold of the BJP. That was actually the transformation of the BJP into a pan-Indian party,” Sarma said. “Now, you see we have won the biggest state —Uttar Pradesh.”

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  1. Someone who wastes 23 years in a political party without realizing how worthless, corrupt and damaged the party is – must be a fool of the highest order or a cunning opportunist without any morals and ethics. What is such a person doing as a minister in Assam?

  2. In August, 2015, Himanta Biswa Sarma, former Congress leader from Assam, who supposedly has a good hold in North East state politics, joined BJP. He is currently serving as the Assam Health Minister in the BJP Government in the state. It is surprising that just one month before his swing, in July 2015, BJP had alleged that he was a ‘key suspect’ in Guwahati water scam which came to light in 2010.And after that he took that decision just to avoid CBI.BJP was elected in Assam because of NCR but what was a cultural and lingual issue they have turned it into a communal issue with zero respect to assamese cultural sentiment.

  3. Biswa sir today you are saying
    Life ke 23 year wested kar diya
    But think Congress ke naate aap ko
    Pahchan Mila.
    Is reason ke naate aap ko bjp NE join kare offer Mila .
    Nahi to hajaro biswa galli me ghum rahe hoge.
    When you are your mother party leader
    Tabhi aap NE waha ka benefit liya .
    Abhi aap yaha ka benefit le rahe Hai
    Jiska khaya usi ko gaali de rahe Hai .
    Dhanya ho biswa Saheb dhanya ho

  4. You may show it but you know the years in Congress have propelled into BJP besides those opportunities to earn in huge, establishing a media house and a countless lot more…keep on your pace, tomorrow thus you can be enrolled into a new one in case BJP losses it’s ground,Camalion.

  5. Hemantaji you have joined BJP to save your skin and your position.Don’t criticise nor compare yourself with Sonia can never be like her even after your thousands rebirth.

  6. Cancer just a step away from your doorstep sharma.. One day people will say if Sarma was alive I might cope in into pieces. By already wasting 25 years. What have you done in those years with your party. Please learn to respect the culture.

  7. R u print doing journalism or moderation work work fucking asshole. Let review be public. Because everyone has right of expression.

  8. Sharma is so selfless minister of assam that he don’t even have single flat in the capital city. Therefore he was force to spend his time in the minister hostel. One and only selfless minister of assam who is going to take assam to the highest level in term of development. Wish you will not force to sell your establish orphanage home because of your selfless service to the people of assam.salute you sir may your wealth grow triple in coming year. So that you could lead a normal life as in two to three quota RCC house like us.

  9. Sharma is still wasting time. Sooner or later going to be a cancer patient. Because it a Devine curse. Cause to a person like he.

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