By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 1: All Assam Goriya-Moriya Yuva-Chatra Parishad (AAGMYCP) has said that Hojai MLA Shiladitya Dev ‘still has on his back scars left by infliction from barbed wire fencing while entering Assam from Bangladesh’.
The Parishad has said this while reacting to a statement made by the MLA on Bangladeshi and indigenous Muslims vis-à-vis the issue of ‘origil inhabitants (OI)’ recently. The statement has stirred up a debate within and outside the party. State BJP vice president-cum-in-charge of the party’s State Minority Morcha Tofique Rahman was on record cautioning Dev asking him not to make any such comment.
In a statement issued to the press on Wednesday, the Parishad cautioned the MLA from making any such comment on the issue. “The MLA himself is a doubtful citizen. There’re allegations that he entered Assam illegally in 1973 from Sylhet district of Bangladesh. There’re also allegations that he visited Bangladesh after becoming MLA to take stock of his property there. He still has scars on his back left behind by wounds inflicted from barbed wire fencing,” the Parishad said, and added: “Dev should keep it in mind that Assam witnessed a language movement only due cannibalism of the Bengali language. Aggression from Bengali Hindus has reduced the indigenous people of Tripura to a minority on their own soil. Hindu Bengalis now have their eyes set on Assam. Being a Bangladeshi Dev doesn’t know the history of Assam, and as such he doesn’t need to teach the people of Assam any lesson on Hinduism. If the BJP doesn’t take any discipliry action against Dev they party may face problems in future.”