There is no difference between Congress and BJP, both commul: Tripura CM Manik Sarkar
FROM A CORRESPONDENT
JORHAT, September 11: CPI (M) Politburo member and Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar termed both the Congress and the BJP as a commul party who has mastered the art of dividing the people on the line of commul politics for party benefit. The Tripura Chief Minister said this while addressing thousands of Students Federation of India (SFI) activists who gathered at the J.D.S.A Field in Jorhat on Friday to participate in its 15th Sate Annual Confrence.
Speaking on the occasion the Tripura Chief Minister said, “Time has come that people raise their voice in protest against both the Congress as well as the BJP and strengthen a third altertive front if the Assamese people want to save their own identity. It is quite ironical to see that even before the completion of the NRC process in Assam, the Central government imposed upon a decision to exempt Bangladeshi and Pakistani tiols belonging to minority communities who have entered India on or before 31st December 2014 and stay in India without such documents like passports or after the expiry of documents. Only point is that they should be Hindus. What does it imply and what about the non Hindus? It means that the BJP keeping in view the ensuing assembly elections of 2016 is playing the commul card to divide both the Hindus and the Muslims with the hope of banking votes that is much needed for a decisive victory”.
Sarkar further added, “The stand adopted by the Congress is equally not satisfactory. It is to be seen that the Assam government too is in a mood to bank upon votes from the central government’s decision. While the CPI (M) has been questioning the central government against the decision, the congress government of the Assam is maintaining silence. Whereas, the central government should have taken the opinion of various political parties, student’s organization and intellectuals before imposing such an decision upon the people of Assam. This is nothing but to make the politics of the state more complex and I appeal to the democratic people of Assam not to fall prey to such commulism of both the political parties and pave way for the peaceful coexistence of all people irrespective of religion, caste and creed”.
Earlier the Tripura Chief Minister arrived in Jorhat by travelling from Guwahati in the Inter-city Express accompanied by only four security officers. Incidentally the Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi who was also in the Jorhat Circuit House came to meet his counterpart and presented the Chief Minister with a traditiol Assamese Gamusha before leaving for Moran.