Strange logic by Ex CM
The octogenarian politician and three times Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi once again stunned the public when he commented over Dr Bhupen Hazarika being awarded Bharat Ratna. Tarun Gogoi in his usual style in yet another press meet expressed unhappiness and questioned NDA government why Dr Bhupen Hazarika is chosen for the highest civilian award at this hour. Like his party comrade Mallikarjun Kharge, Tarun Gogoi has certain reservation on the centre's decision. He further said that during his tenure, he never thought of conferring the highest civilian award on our dear Bhupenda because he had political ideological difference with him and he doubted whether that move would pull votes for him and his party. If such is the thinking of a veteran politician of Congress then God save the party. The political vendetta of Congress against Dr Bhupen Hazarika denied him the most prestigious award during his lifetime. At least Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government must be appreciated in this regard that they have shown guts to confer the same award on our former President Pranab Mukherjee who was from Congress. Late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his tenure too conferred Bharat Ratna posthumously on Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi, who too was from Congress fold.
Dr Ashim Chowdhury,
Desolate parade ground
A desolate Parade Ground on the Republic -Day is something unheard of since the day on which India was declared a Republic Nation with its own constitution (January 26, 1950).This is exactly what happened on India's 70th Republic -Day. Three states of the North-East viz Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland, could witness desolate Parade grounds on January 26, 2019. This happened in protest against the citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that is forcibly and undemocratically introduced in Parliament imposing on the unwilling people and is all set to be passed. The people of the entire North-East are spitting Venom against the bill and are going all out to thwart the attempt of the central government in its attempt to pass the bill. While the union Government is hell bent on passing the bill, in Mizoram placards could be conspicuously visible that read- 'Hello China. Bye-Bye India'. In Assam, too, such separatist comments are pronounced by some of the leaders. We, the common men are apprehensive of a worse situation once the bill results into act, as Assam is going to be the worst-sufferers. Whatever said and done, we never accept such adverse views against India. A popular Government too should never go against the will of the people, hurting their sentiment.