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Protests against land swap deal continue

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

A Correspondent

Jorhat, May 8: Activists of the KMSS (Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity) ‘hanged’ and then dragged the effigies of Prime Minister rendra Modi and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi besides immersing them in the Bhogdoi river as a mark of protest against the land swap deal with Bangladesh.

The protest was undertaken by the Jorhat district committee of the KMSS. It was joined by their president Umesh Bora, joint secretary Mridul Bora and Arindam Gogoi and CSMSS publicity secretary Jogesh Kandha and cultural secretary Suneshawar Gowala.

CSMSS cultural secretary Suneshawar Gowala said, “The protest was staged against the double standards of the Prime Minister rendra Modi led BJP government and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi led Congress government in the State – both of which are responsible for the deal. One can recall that the BJP in the state of Assam got a decisive mandate in the Lok Sabha elections because it had opposed the Congress government’s decision to swap land with Bangladesh. But after coming to power at the Centre, the BJP did a U-Turn and betrayed the sentiments of the Assamese people. The party must get ready to face the ire of the people in the next elections “.

The cultural secretary further stated, “The worst is the part played by some agents of the BJP party, mostly comprising of citizens, RTI activists and advocates who have, after receiving some special documents from the Prime Minister’s Office, welcomed the land boundary agreement saying it would solve the problem of infiltration in the State”.

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