APCC slams Yogi Adityanath for his comment on Srimanta Sankardev
The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his comment that 15th-century Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardev was ‘fighting against infiltrators’ at that time.
He stated that Sankardev was 'fighting against infiltrators' at that time
GUWAHATI: The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his comment that 15th-century Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardev was 'fighting against infiltrators' at that time.
The APCC stated that it is 'amazed at the statement' of Adityanath and added, "This proves how much they know about the culture they claim they are going to protect."
"While Yogi ji talks about a much revered 15th Century Saint Srimanta Sankardev fighting against infiltrators he should know exactly what Srimanta Sankardev fought against," said APCC Media Department Chairperson Bobbeeta Sharma in a statement.
The APCC said Srimanta Sankardev was against the exploitation of people by those who followed the ideologies and dogmas laid down by Manusmriti and also against idol worship.
"Srimanta Sankardeva believed in assimilation of society and was fighting against caste system. So Yogi ji needs lessons in history as does the PM who said Lachit Barphukan was a freedom fighter whereas Lachit Barphukan was an Ahom General who fought the famous battle of Saraighat in 1671," the statement said.
Further, the APCC argued that the BJP keeps talking about Srimanta Sankardev and Bir Lachit Barphukan at the drop of a hat yet they do not know who they were or what they stood for.
"The BJP just talks in the air and thinks that the people of Assam do not notice anything. They are trying to impose Nagpur culture on the Assamese people. But the people of Assam know very well how Nagpur culture can engulf and destroy Assamese culture," the statement added.
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