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Governor in line of AASU, AGP fire

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  10 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Notification on foreign tiols

By Our Staff


Guwahati, Sept 9: Criticizing Governor PB Acharya for his remarks on the Assam Accord, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Asom Ga Parishad (AGP) today said it was an insult to the people of Assam.

On Tuesday, when asked if the Union Ministry notification on foreign tiols would make the Assam Accord irrelevant, Governor Acharya had stated that the accord was not a "religious scripture."

"The Governor should not go beyond his constitutiol mandate. As a representative of the Central government, he has to fulfill certain constitutiol duties but he should not go beyond that," AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said.

“It appears that he is indulging in cheap politics. He should stop behaving like this,” Gogoi said, describing Acharya’s remark as an insult to the 855 martyrs of the Assam Agitation.

The AASU wanted a clarification from the BJP if the Governor’s comments reflected the views of the rendra Modi government.

The student’s body reiterated that it will not allow migrants who entered Assam after March 25, 1971 to settle in the State.

The AGP too termed Governor Acharya’s statement as an insult to the people of the State who spontaneously participated in the Assam Agitation. “From his statements on various issues in the recent past, there is a perception that he is speaking like a BJP spokesman,” the AGP said, alleging that the Governor is not aware about the significance of the Assam Agitation and the accord signed in its aftermath.

“Assam cannot be a dumping ground of illegal migrants. If the BJP government is so sympathetic towards the illegal minority migrants, it should rehabilitate them in other states like Gujarat,” AGP general secretary Ramendra rayan Kalita said. The Sodou Asom Karmachari Parishad also criticized the Governor’s remark and said he should withdraw the statement.

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