Questioning the source of BJP's funds for the "lavish" election campaign for the Assembly polls in the state, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi yesterday alleged that the saffron party had a "strong corporate backing" and the funding "must have stemmed from black money".
"The BJP just concluded assembly elections in Assam and spent money like water in publicity, chopper driven transportation and the like. Without a strong corporate backing such a lavish election campaign is unimaginable", Gogoi said in a statement.
He also alleged that never before had the Union Finance Minister and External Affairs Minister visited Assam and held a meeting with members of the business community.
"The people of Assam are intelligent enough to understand the fallout of such meetings and it is evident that the huge amount spent on election campaign must have stemmed from black money pumped in by sources best known to the BJP", he said.
"Will anyone give so much money without expecting return benefits... The reason behind giving money can be anybody's guess", Gogoi said.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:41 PM IST