Assam Congress chief Bhupen Kumar Borah, this morning, wrote to rebel Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde and asked to leave Assam immediately, along with all other MLAs. He said that their presence in Guwahati was creating an unhealthy atmosphere for the people in the state.
Borah explained that his state respected ethics and values and the people of the Assam will not tolerate the state government sheltering MLAs who are allegedly rebelling to topple the government in Maharashtra. “You are aware that Assam is a land where people give a lot of respect to ethics and values. 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,” he said in the letter.
Besides this, Borah also mentioned the devastating flood situation in Assam. He said the government needs to use its resources to provide relief to stranded people of the state. Instead, the government has been kept busy attending to these MLAs. “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 said.
Borah also tweeted, “Large swathes of Assam have been ravaged by floods. As many as 107 people have died since April 6. Some 55 lakh people and over 5,000 villages have been affected in 32 districts. Why should Assam become the epicentre of immoral political war fought in Maharashtra?”
The letter has been handed over to one on-duty officer at Radisson Blu, where Eknath Shinde and other MLAs are staying.
Shinde, with the MLAs, arrived in Guwahati on Wednesday morning and has been here ever since. At least 50 rooms were booked at the five-star Raddison Blu hotel, on the outskirts of the city.