Guwahati: At a time when the Central BJP is all set to take steps to protect the interest of the minorities from the neighboring states who came to India for taking refuge, KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi on Tuesday appealed before CM Sarbananda Sonowal to clear his stand on Citizenship Amendment Bill issue.
Akhil Gogoi also stated that earlier CM Sonowal in a press meet with the editors of all the respective Media houses on May had informed that Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) would be holding another JPC hearing in the state before passing the bill, however, center is taking their own decision and are now processing to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill in the country.
Gogoi also claimed that CM Sonowal despite being the Ex-President of AASU, had failed to clarify his stand on Assam Accord which was signed after 6 years long years of Assam agitation led by All Assam Student’s Union (AASU) in the year 1985.
It is to be noted that as per the Assam Accord, the main objective of the accord was the detection, deletion, and deportation of illegal Bangladeshi foreigners from the state.
KMSS leader also questioned CM Sonowal whether he is in the favour of the centre’s decision to pass the bill or he will be fighting in favour of the people of Assam.
Earlier, BJP Defense Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman and senior BJP leader including Central BJP President Ram Madhav had already clarified their stand to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill in front of CM Sonowal, but so far no counter response from Sonowal has come to light, Gogoi claimed further.