By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, May 23: The Bodo Sahitya Sabha has dashed off a protest note to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that his reluctance to accept Shankuntala Doley Gamlin as the Chief Secretary of Delhi has hurt the sentiments of the Northeastern people.
“The Bodo Sahitya Sabha is of the opinion that this attitude (of not accepting Gamlin) has proved that your honour is anti-tribal, anti-Northeast and against the entire women community,” the BSS said in the letter.
The Bodo literary body also said that such acts would encourage and provoke miscreants in Delhi to get involved in anti-social activities against Northeastern people residing there.
“We feel that we can build India as a powerful tion by united effort and not by alieting someone,” it said.
Appealing to Kejriwal to respect sentiments of the Northeastern people, the letter, signed by BSS general secretary Kamala Kanta Mushahary, vice president Bisweswar Basumatary and secretary Nila Kanta Goyari, however acknowledged that Kejriwal’s victory in the Delhi elections has shown a “dazzling example of the country’s effective democracy”. Opposing the appointment of Gamlin by the Lt Governor, Kejriwal had accused the senior bureaucrat of favouring power companies and claimed that she wanted to trick the government into signing documents which would give Rs. 11,000 crore to these firms. The confrontation over the appointment of an acting Chief Secretary on Saturday turned into a full-blown war between the ruling AAP and Delhi Lt. Governor jeeb Jung as Kejriwal asked him to work “within the confines” of the Constitution while alleging that Jung is trying to take over the administration.