Congress sets a month's deadline to sack Governor
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, Nov 26: Upping the ante, the State Congress today set a month's ultimatum to the Central government to sack Governor PB Acharya.
The State Congress unit will also march from Soram playfield to the office of the Kamrup metropolitan deputy commissioner on Friday. It will submit a memorandum to the President, through the DC, elaborating their grievances against Acharya.
"We will wait for another month. If by then the Governor is not sacked, we will stage dhars ever day at Raj Bhavan," State Congress president Anjan Dutta said.
Dubbing Acharya a "commul person", Dutta said he has "lowered the dignity of Raj Bhavan".
"He discusses party issues with BJP leaders at Raj Bhavan. We have seen it in TV footage," Dutta said.
Stepping up his attack on the BJP, Dutta questioned why the notification on minority refuges is not listed in the agenda of the winter session of Parliament which began today.
"The Foreigners Act has to be amended to make it a law. But it appears that the BJP came up with the notification just to hoodwink the people for the sake of votes," Dutta said, demanding a clarification from State BJP president Sarbanda Sonowal.
He also accused the BJP of doing a U-turn on the big dam issue and the land boundary protocol.
"Rajth Singh had addressed a rally here opposing big dams. Now the same party is in a hurry to build the mega hydel projects. The same was the case with the land protocol with Bangladesh - first they were against it tooth and il, but later did a volte-face," Dutta said.
Citing that the All Assam Tribal Sangha is opposed to the demand for ST status to six ethnic communities of the State, the APCC chief wanted to know Sarbanda Sonowal's views on it as he had once been a member of the Sangha.
Dutta also claimed that a BJP legislator and a secretary of the party are in touch with him and the duo may join the Congress any day.