Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday accused Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of “excluding” northeast in his tweet about India being a “union” of states and said the Congress leader’s “ignorance ” was the reason “for the party’s wipe out” from the region.
Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi wrote in his tweet ” There is strength in our Union. Our Union of Cultures.
Our Union of Diversity.
Our Union of Languages.
Our Union of People.
Our Union of States. From Kashmir to Kerala. From Gujarat to West Bengal. India is beautiful in all its colours. Don’t insult the spirit of India.
Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi’s tweet draws sharp attack from northeast chief ministers
Tripura Chief Minister in his reply to Rahul Gandhi said “In order to preach, Mr. Rahul Gandhi has forgotten our beautiful North Eastern states. Just like his great grandfather, he excluded our region? We are also a proud part of India. Your ignorance is the reason of your party’s total wipe out from Northeast”.
Union Minister of State from Tripura Pratima Bhowmik also launched a blistering attack on Rahul Gandhi on the same issue.
She wrote ” The real insult is RahulGandhi completely ignoring the states of North-East India even in his criticisms. This reflects Congress Party’s true intent. They have and will always neglect the people of North-East! It baffles me how the Congress Party has the audacity to seek votes from the people of #Manipur when their leaders, while speaking of India, failed to mention the jewel of Indian culture. People of North-East have realised that congress doesn’t believe in concept of Nation & nationalism. And people of North-East doesn’t trust you or your party’s tukde tukde philosophy. Under the leadership of PM Shri Narendra Modi ji, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government has time and again proven to us that development of the North-East is of utmost importance to the centre. There is only one India and our true unity lies in the fact that we are inclusive and we realise that each region of our country has the potential to fulfil the dreams of a New India that is free of poverty, hunger and neglect”.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also slammed Mr Gandhi for not mentioning the North Eastern Region in his tweet.