BJP, RSS conspired to not allow Rahul Gandhi to enter Barpeta ​Satra: Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati(PTI): Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday alleged that BJP and RSS had conspired to not allow Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi to enter Barpeta Satra during his visit to the state.


“They (BJP and RSS) had stationed a few women at the gate (to stop Gandhi) of the Satra yesterday,” he told newsmen here. Gandhi was on a two-day visit to Assam from December 11, which the chief minister described as a “grand success”.

“We came to know about it in the morning itself and Rahul was also informed about this. We wanted to avoid a confrontation and so he did not pay a visit in the morning despite having women police with him. “While concluding the padyatra, Rahul entered the Satra to pay his respects and seek blessings…It was a conspiracy by RSS, who has infiltrated into Satras also,” Gogoi said, adding, an inquiry would be conducted into incident to find out who was responsible. He refuted allegations that land belonging to different Satras across the state are being encroached upon by illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.

“Not a single Bangladeshi is on Satra land. If yes, I will resign. I have not received a single complaint from any Satradhikar. It is false propaganda by the BJP,” he added. To questions, Gogoi said his son and Lok Sabha member Gaurav would not be a candidate for the assembly polls scheduled for next year.

“He (Gaurav) is not ready yet and he is not capable enough to become a chief minister. For that you need experience,” Gogoi told a press conference here.About Congress’ strategy for the polls, the chief minister said the party will contest alone and form the next government. “We will not go for any alliance. Our governance will be for rule of peace.

We are also for a change, but change for development. We have done it in our tenure and this will be our thrust in the coming polls,” he added.

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