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CRPF needs lessons on neutrality: BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Nov 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 27: Neutrality of the CRPF personnel deployed along the disputed Assam-galand border as a ‘neutral force’ continues to remain an open question, said a team of BJP Assam Pradesh that is visiting the inter-state border. The BJP team is set to write to the Union Home Ministry so as to make CPRF play a neutral role.

The State BJP team visiting the Assam-galand border held an office-bearers’ meeting at Jorhat on Monday so as to review the findings of the visit. The meeting was presided over by party president Ranjit Kumar Dass. According to sources at the meeting, the CRPF personnel deployed along the galand border are no longer neutral, and that led to the encroachment of Assam land by galand. The party, according to sources, is set to write to Union Home Minister Rajth Singh to teach CRPF lessons on neutrality or impartiality.

According to BJP sources, the recent report that did round in the State that galand has created a new subdivision in the Dhansiri area is just an act of rumour mongers. “There is no new subdivision set up by galand. However, there is a building that was erected some seven/eight years back when the Congress was in power in Assam. We’ve requested Dispur to seal the building. We’re also going to take up the issue with the Union Home Ministry so as to acquire the building and use it as a CRPF camp. State Border police has already sent such a proposal to the CRPF authority towards that end. The building can’t be dismantled as the border dispute is sub-judice in the Supreme Court of India.”

BJP sources further said that encroachment of Assam land by galand had taken place since the days of Bimala Prasad Chaliha to that of Tarun Gogoi. “Not even an inch of Assam land has been ceded to galand during the BJP in Assam, and we won’t let that happen. Even during the AGP rule headed by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta galand did set up a polling station on Assam land.”

The BJP team led by party president Ranjit Kumar Dass visited ginijan, Bekajan and Gohainbari in Jorhat district on Monday. The party visited Okoibasti, gakhuti, MV Panchayat and Majgaon in Sector C; Sector B and Gorbasti (Merapani) and Negeribeel in Sector D in Golaghat district on Sunday.

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