Sanjoy accuses BJP of using ‘money and muscle power’ in elections

NEW DELHI, Jul 22: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using “money and muscle power in toppling the duly elected Congress government in the 2003 and 2015-16 elections.”
He was speaking at the extended Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting chaired by All India Congress Committee president Rahul Gandhi here on Sunday.
“They never get themselves democratically elected through ballots, but hijack and sabotage. All elected government leaders ran away from the Congress and formed unconstitutional government, but people and electorates have not isolated the Congress party,” Sanjoy asserted.
He also touched on the subject of the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) issue and claimed the BJP governments at the centre and in Arunachal Pradesh were “using the TAH to cheat the real landlords, and have adopted billing crores for people who do not have land.”
“We, with the help of Arunachal people will give a befitting reply to money and ‘aaya ram, gaya ram’ leaders in the coming elections,” Sanjoy said.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in her address lashed out at the Narendra Modi government, saying the people of the country have to be rescued from a “dangerous regime” that is “compromising” with India’s democracy.
In her address to the newly-constituted CWC, which met for the first time under the chairmanship of party chief Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi cautioned the people about the “reign of despair and fear” heaped upon India’s deprived and poor.
She said the rhetoric of Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed his “desperation” reflecting that the “reverse countdown” of the Modi government had begun.
“We are committed to make alliances work and we are all with Congress President Rahul Gandhi in this endeavour.
“We have to rescue our people from a dangerous regime that is compromising with the democracy of India,” she said. (With inputs from PTI)