Dibrugarh: The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), while reacting sharply to the comment made on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda at a rally held in West Bengal, has reiterated their earlier stand on the controversial Act and has vouched to protest against its implementation and also the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
AJYCP general secretary Polash Changmai, who was in Dibrugarh for attending the Extended Executive Committee Meeting (EECM), briefed local media persons and stated that the C(A)A and EIA were discussed threadbare at the meeting and it was resolved that they would renew their agitation against C(A)A from November 3. Changmai said, "The meeting directed all AJYCP branch committees and its office bearers to stage dharna in front of their respective DC and circle officers' office with a demand for withdrawal of C(A)A as well as EIA and in support of their long-standing demand for introducing inner line permit in the State."
He said, "Our stand is clear and non-ambiguous that C(A) A is anti-people and against the interest of the State. Hence we oppose it and fight tooth and nail against its implementation. The Centre's any move or initiation for its implementation in the State will certainly be translated into massive protest and the government should take the onus of any consequences resulting out of such protest."
He further revealed that the EECM resolved to make a fervent appeal to all similar minded regional parties to unite under one umbrella for the welfare and interest of the indigenous people. "This is necessary and clarion call of the time to thwart all those political parties and communal as well as fundamentalist forces who not only betrayed the people of this region but also acted against the interest of the State," Changmai asserted.
Referring to floating of the new regional party, Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) under the joint initiatives of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and AJYCP, Changmai hoped that the AJP, in the near future, would be considered as the only regional political party in the State. Coming down heavily on the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Changmai said, "The AGP had lost its identity as regional party the day AGP's Rajya Sabha MP Birendra Prasad Baishya and AIUDF supremo Badruddin Ajmal supported C(A)A in their respective speeches in the Rajya Sabha session."
AJYCP general secretary Polash Changmai also told media person that the EECM by a resolution called upon the government to seal all toll gates now operating on various points in the National Highway till upgradation and repair of NH is completed.