Guwahati, April 26: Akhil Assam Gorkha Sammelan (AAGS) has resented against alleged discrimination towards the Gorkha/Nepali community of Assam by the BJP-led Assam Government. Uday Chetri, working president of the Akhil Assam Gorkha Sanmilan in a statement has alleged that the expansion of the Sonowal-led Government in the State has thoroughly exposed the intention of higher echelons of the Assam Government towards the Gorkha/Nepali community of the State.
Aggrieved over the Cabinet expansion by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, the AAGS has opined that It is for the first time that the community has been deprived of ministerial berth since independence, adding that the Sanmilan has been observing the alleged discriminatory attitude of the Government in key issues confronted by the community in the backdrop of the popular Government slogan of ‘Saab Ka Sath Saab Ka Bikash’.
Vehemently protesting against alleged discrimination by the Government, AAGS pointed out that in the last Assembly election more than 90% Gorkha/Nepali community voted in favour of the BJP, adding that the community is being marginalised by the successive Governments, irrespective of the party in power.
Through his statement the working president has alleged that the community has been discriminated against not only in the matter of ministry formation abut also in the case of appointment of chairman and deputy chairman of State corporations and PSUs. The statement goes on to state that the scenario is not different in the education sector. It alleged that the community has been facing serious problems in learning and teaching in Nepali from primary to university level. The AAGS unambiguously declares that the State Government seems to having no goodwill towards the Gorkha/Nepali community.