Students bodies not satisfied, seek public apology from Dibrugarh MP
From our Correspondent
DIGBOI, March 20: Following a sensatiol alleged telephonic commul statement made by BJP MP Rameswar Teli on March 11 which made several organizations taking the streets till Sunday morning at various locations across Upper Assam, the MP concerned filly withdrew the alleged controversial statement during a meeting held at the ATC conference hall in presence of media persons.
The meeting convened by various agitated student bodies was attended by the representatives of all the aggrieved organizations and after playing the recorded version of the conversation between Teli and Rabin Murari, a tea tribe resident of Duliajan constituency, the agitated student bodies again demanded Teli to apologize to the people of his constituency and Assam as a whole.
On the other hand, the MP tried to convince the gathering that his intention was not at all commul and the entire episode was planned to tap his statements by a vested group in the wake of the forthcoming assembly election and give it a pervasive form to malign his image. Suspecting a political conspiracy behind using an innocent tea tribe worker, Teli said that he had been enjoying the support of the Assamese people, he had become their representative, as such his mindset was never commul nor biased in any form.
However, Teli who has been known for his amicable ture, withdrew his alleged controversial words to resolve the deadlock which according to the aggrieved student bodies was not at all an apology, a simple arrogant way of appeasing the student organizations who have been obstructing the MP to conduct any political rally and meeting in Tinsukia which might prove detrimental for the Tinsukia BJP candidate, Sanjay Kishan.
Talking to The Sentinel on Sunday evening, Milan Buragohain of AATASU and representatives of Brihotor Assomiya Mancha said that their agitation against Teli would continue uninterrupted till he apologizes publicly and admits his mistake before the people of Assam. The student body further cautioned Teli to abstain himself from entering Tinsukia particularly on March 26 during the visit of Prime Minister rendra Modi. According to the agitators, the party president Sarabanda Sonowal must clear his stand on the issue before the significant visit of Modi in Tinsukia on March 26, otherwise the movement would be given a different shape.