'BJP IT cell's trajectory went a bit like SIMI', says founder who now calls it Frankensteins' monster
New Delhi: The founder of BJP's IT Cell Prodyut Bora who had quit the party, has now said that the IT cell's trajectory was similar to the banned outfit, SIMI.
In an interview to HuffPost, Bora was quoted as, 'IT cell started with a very different mandate, it was not created to abuse people'.
He further said that, "The first president of SIMI, who was instrumental in starting it, is now a professor in United States and this is a banned organisation in India. He started SIMI with a different objective, you know, to help Muslim students who were backward."
"Using the power of education to help them progress, the founder later said, that was the idea behind SIMI. Later, it became a banned organisation", he says in the interview with Piyasree Dasgupta.
"The BJP used to be a cultured party, I mean there was some sense of it, some decorum within the party. Now it has crossed all limits", he further said in the same interview. Bora, who hails from Assam, was made the first convener of the IT cell.
In this long interview, he also calls the BJP cell a 'Frankenstein's monster' and says that it can't be fixed now. The BJP's information technology (IT) cell was set up in 2007 and was approved by Rajnath Singh.
Bora had quit the party a few years ago. He felt that the democratic traditions in the government and party were being subverted and that the BJP was no more a party with a difference. While sending his resignation to party chief, he had mentioned that the desire to win at any cost has destroyed the ethos.