Manik Sarkar flays government over Citizenship Amendment Act, price hike
LAKHIMPUR: “The BJP-led government is attempting to destroy the ideology of solidarity, fraternity, and integration of India by implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, (CAA) 2019. The RSS which had no contribution to the freedom movement of the country is running the government through BJP. They have no principles,” said Manik Sarkar, the former Chief Minister of Tripura, on Monday in Dhakuakhana of Lakhimpur district while extending his support to the anti-CAA agitation.
Notably, the Asom Rajyik Krishak Sabha organized a massive mass convention at Dhakuakhana public field against the CAA and demanding resolution of multiple problems of the State. The extensive protest program was organized in connection with the conclusion of the 24th State session of the organization held in Dhakuakhana since January 4. People from different parts of Dhakuakhana spontaneously assembled in the public field from the morning. The gathering then took out a massive protest rally in Dhakuakhana town against the CAA and displayed multiple numbers of placards opposing and demanding the scrapping of the Act. The protesters slammed the BJP-led governments at the Centre and the State, alleging comprehensive failure with regard to propelling development in the State and in the country and to stop corruption despite their much-hyped poll-promises. They rocked the environment of the Dhakuakhana town by shouting anti-CAA slogans and flaying the governments. The protesters warned the government that they would never accept the Act under any circumstance and it must be scrapped.
Taking part in the protest meeting as chief guest, Manik Sarkar severely criticized the BJP-led Union Government regarding the suicide of distressed farmers across the nation and its failure with regard to controlling price hike. He stated that the BJP government was unable to upgrade the condition of the farmers. He termed the BJP government as a ‘corporate-controlled government’. In connection, he vehemently condemned the incident of attack on the students in JNU that took place on Sunday night. He alleged that the BJP and RSS had sponsored and nationalist fanaticism instead of propelling development.
Academician Amiya Kumar Hundique formally inaugurated the protest meeting which was held with Dimbeswar Chetia in the chair. By staging the agitation program, the organization demanded to stop price hike, resolution of multiple problems of the farmers and distribution of land pattas. MP of Tripura, Jiten Choudhury, Assam State CPI leader Uddhav Barman, Asom Rajyik Krishak Sabha president Fazlur Rahman and a number of prominent leaders took part in the protest program.