LAKHIMPUR,: The provocative statement made by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with the ongoing NRC update exercise in Assam, has hurt the sentiments of peace-loving people and nationalistic organizations of Lakhimpur and other parts of the State following which the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has strongly condemned the Chief Minister.
The organizations have unanimously opposed her statement which ‘dishonours’ the supreme sacrifice made by the 855 martyrs of the State during the anti-foreigners’ movement. To oppose her statement, the activists of the North Lakhimpur regional unit of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) burnt the effigy of the West Bengal Chief Minister in North Lakhimpur town on Thursday.
Leading the protest programme, Jyoti Das, president and Diganta Bhuyan, the secretary of the unit, warned the West Bengal Chief Minister not to play with the sentiments of the Assamese people in order to gain political benefits in her native State. The duo came down heavily against her latest stand on NRC, which has evidently violated the verdict of the Supreme Court given with a view to frame a pragmatic and concrete solution in the form of NRC to the problem of illegal influx in the State.
Meanwhile, Sudipta Hazarika, the State secretary of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Parishad (AJYP) lodged an FIR against the Chief Minister at North Lakhimpur Police Station on Tuesday. The plaintiff has regarded her statement on July 31 regarding the NRC as an alarming threat to the integrity and sovereignty of the nation. He further alleged that the Chief Minister of West Bengal had neglected the Supreme Court of India and its verdict by calling on the Union Home Minister with an objective of stopping the NRC update exercise in Assam. He, therefore, demanded legal action against her.