Assam Pradesh Congress committee Bhupen Kumar Bora, has written a letter toEknath Shinde, Minister of Maharashtra requesting him to leave Assam along with his all MLAs who are taking sheltering at Radison Blu Hotel, Guwahati to topple the Shivsena-led Govt. in Maharashtra. The letter has been sent to Shri Shinde through one Police personnel on duty at Radison Blu today.
Bora wrote Eknath Shinde, 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. Moreover, Assam is facing a devastating flood situation and the flood affected people are suffering severely in absence of adequate flood reliefs. According to government data, altogether 107 people have died in flood and landslides since April 6, out of which 65 since June 14 only and 55 lakh people of 32 districts out of 35 districts are adversely affected.
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. Assam has seen towering political personalities such as late Chief Ministers — Bharat Ratna LokPriyo Gopinath Bordoloi and Padma Bhushan Tarun Gogoi.