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Watch | Exclusive Interview of Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi with THE SENTINEL DIGITAL

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Jan 2020 6:10 AM GMT

Former Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday expressed his sorrow towards to the anti-CAA protesters who died in the police firing on December last.

Speaking exclusively to THE SENTINEL DIGITAL, Gogoi claimed that the people of Assam have now started realizing that both BJP and its ally AGP's are opportunist parties, thus, there has been a rise in big mass movement against BJP's authoritarian regime.

He also addressed the fact that there has been widespread protests in the nation particularly states under the BJP government with the exception of West Bengal where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken it onto herself to lead the campaign against the CAA, NPR and NRC, taking aim at the BJP and its top leadership of PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Gogoi also shared about his feeling about the present situation in the state following the introduction of Citizenship Amendment Act in the nation, Gogoi said, "I can feel that happiness amongst the youth of State has been ruined, thousands of protesters including women, students, artistes, intellectuals, farmers, daily wage workers walked down the street to protest against the BJP-led Government."

"I also feel that such situation in the state may yield a new political party, however, I am not in support of this," Gogoi added.

He further stated that formation of a new regional party would add to the challenge of contesting polls in Assam in the 2021 Assembly Elections in the state.

"We are open to any understanding if such a party becomes a reality," former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi adds further.

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