AGP slams Centre
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Sept 24: Slamming the BJP government at the Centre over the notification on illegal Hindu immigrants, the Asom Ga Parishad (AGP) on Thursday said that the notification is a threat to the cultural and linguistic identity of Assam.
Addressing a press conference at AGP head office in Ambari, president Atul Bora said, “The Union ministers are out of sync when they speak on the notification. All are speaking their respective versions and their is no clarity in it. If someone is saying that the bruden of these illegal immigrants will be shared, someone is saying it will not be shared.”
Slamming Union minister VK Singh, Bora said, “Who is VK Singh to decide on Assam? He doesn’t have any idea about Assam.”
He further said that the BJP has failed to give a convincing reply to the people of the State. “Earlier they showed symptoms of dual persolity, but now it is multiple persolity,” Bora said.
Demanding a clarification from the Home Ministry on the issue, the Bora questioned, “The BJP is saying that they brought the notification on humanitarian grounds. Does the constitution have any provision to take a decision on such a sensitive issue citing humanitarian grounds?”
Condemning the BJP over it for indulging in politics of religion, the AGP president urged the Union government to revoke the notification.
He further said that earlier it was the Congress who used to safeguard foreigners, now with BJP on the same line, both the parties are on a race for the same. He also slammed Governor PB Acharya for misusing a constitutiol post by acting as a BJP leader rather than being the Governor of the State.
He further said that protesting the notification, the AGP will sit on a 28-hour hunger strike on September 30 at Dighalipukhuri.
It may be mentioned that the Yuva Parishad and the Mahila Parishad will also gherao the residences of the MPs of Assam from October 3 to 15.