From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, July 29: The All Assam Tai Ahom Students’ Union (ATASU) has reiterated its demand of getting enlisted under the Sixth Schedule. In a press meet held on Wednesday, the president of ATASU, Chao Pranjal Rajkonwar condemned the BJP-led Central Government’s failure to fulfil the long standing demands of the Tai Ahom community which has a great historical legacy.
“The Modi-led BJP government like the past UPA government is playing politics over granting of ST status to the Tai Ahom community along with five other indigenous communities,” Rajkonwar stated.
Rajkonwar cautioned the Central Government in general and the Union minister of State (Independent charge) for Sports, Sarbanda Sonowal and other MPs from the State in particular not to play the politics of divide-and-rule with the scheduling issues and demanded immediate action to this effect, failing which, Rajkonwar threatened to intensify their ongoing stir and vouched to give a fitting reply to BJP in the forthcoming 2016 Assembly election.
The two new separate District Committees were formed on July 28 after dissolving the former committees of Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts. The Dibrugarh committee was formed with Chao Brajsingha Phukan and Rajiv Phukan as president and secretary respectively while Chao Utpal Gogoi and Chao Abhijit Phukan and Chao Udipta Gogoi were elected as president and joint secretaries of Tinsukia district committee respectively.
Referring to the discussion on scheduling, slated to be held at Guwahati on August 1 among the six indigenous communities, Rajkonwar disclosed that no formal invitation for the meeting was received by them yet.
Rajkonwar further urged upon the people not to give any due importance to the newly floated organization who was allegedly indulging in all sort of unethical activities in the me of ATASU.