FROM A CORRESPONDENT
TINGKHANG, May 9 : AGP members today burnt effigies of Prime Minister rendra Modi and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi here protesting the land swap deal with Bangladesh.
Members of AGP’s Tingkhang constituency committee and block committee shouting slogans burnt the effigies of the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister. Former AGP MLA Anup Phukan , senior AGP leaders Subodh Kumar Gogoi, Binda Koch, Dulal Bora, Siba Sonowal, KMSS adviser Madhu Kumar Gogoi participated in the protest.
It may be mentioned that a high-pitched blame game has been started after the passing of the Constitution amendment bill for operatiolising the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh aimed at resolving the decades-old border dispute between the two neighboring tions.
Earlier on Thursday , the AGP called a 10-hour bandh in Assam to protest the inclusion of the state in the Constitution (119th Amendment) Bill, which will eble ratification of 1974 Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh.
AGP general secretary Durgadas Boro had said the party would launch a series of agitation against the land-swap deal, beginning with tomorrow’s 10-hour statewide bandh from 6am.
Coming down heavily on the BJP, Boro had said the party had changed its stand on the land-swap deal as many as four times. “After flip-flops on the issue, filly the BJP has failed to keep its promise made to the people of the state that it will not support the Land Boundary Agreement.” He accused both the BJP and the Congress of betraying the people of the state. Activists of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) also burnt effigies of Modi and AICC president Sonia Gandhi in front of Swahid Nyas here and in Dibrugarh.