Guwahati: BJP National Secretary, Ram Madhav on Thursday had appealed their regional alliance party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) to reconsider their decision of leaving the alliance.
Speaking before the media, Ram Madhav said, "We fought the state elections together in the year 2016. Since we got the mandate as an alliance, we will surely re-think of forming the alliance again for the next 5 years. It's upto the AGP party now, if they can reconsider their decision. Chief Minister has not submitted their resignations to the Governor. If they don't re-consider then we will look forward to it."
Also, talking about Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016, Ram Madhav hinted that if the Bill is included in the agenda of the upcoming Budget session in the Parliament, then there are chances of passing the bill, although, the bill is yet to pass in the Rajya Sabha.
"We don't have a majority in Rajya Sabha, but I don't think anyone will oppose the bill because this bill is for the entire country," added Ram Madhav.
He also stated that there are certain leaders who has concerns over the bill whom the party will have a brief discussions on the issue of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Ram Madhav also mentioned that the Government had given provision for office bearer under clause 6 of the Assam Accord where AASU itself can nominate (any representative of AASU) as a member in the High-Level Committee for implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord.
Talking about clause 5 and clause 6, Ram Madhav said that these two clauses are the actual sole of the Assam Accord. "As per clause 5, those who have to deported will be deported from the state and those who have protection under Indian Laws will get protection, but clause 6 speaks about protecting the identity, culture and heritage of the state and people of Assam and that will be completely taken care of," Ram Madhav added further.
Furthermore, talking about the security, the committee will work as per the schedule of 6 months, The Goverement will try to implement the clause 6 of the Assam Accord in a letter.
He also alleged that there are certain sections of people and organisations in the region who are trying to stop the procedings of the clause 6 by creating a chaos in the region in the name of Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.
"There are few people who are raising their genuine concerns over the bill and we respect their concerns. But, few are doing it for their political benefits," he alleged further.
Going back to history, Ram Madhav also stated that the people of Assam are very lucky to have leaders like Gopinath Bordoloi who have fought for the state during the partition of India. But, there are other neighbouring states in Northeast where people were the vicitms of religious persecution.