Correspondent NALBARI, Dec 29 - Thousands of people today joined the protest rally ‘khilanjiyar ranhunkar’ organised by the Nalbari district unit of AJYCP and the Silpi Samaj Assam with the help of various organisations of the district.
People at an AJYCP protest meet billed ‘khilanjiar ranhunkar’ at Nalbari, on Sunday. – UB Photos
Addressing the protest meeting, Lurinjyoti Gogoi, general secretary of AASU said that Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma are ruling Assam at the dictates of New Delhi. They are trying to teach patriotism to the people of the State on the directions of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Gogoi alleged that the rule of the Narendra Modi government has crossed the limits of fascism. He also said that the Sarbananda Sonowal Government has now turned into a killer government and they adopted all-out efforts to stem the ongoing protest with stern hands, but could not stop the movement from spreading because it is the fight for the existence of the Assamese nationality.
Speaking in the meeting Palash Changmai, general secretary of the AJYCP said that the Sarbananda Sonowal Government has failed to establish peace even by organising repeated peace rallies, expending Rs 50 lakh for each rally. He alleged that the funds for the peace rallies are coming from the ‘coal syndicate’ of Barak Valley. Changmai criticised the government for taking the names of the mahapurushas of the State in their rallies. The incomplete state of Madhabdev Kshetra and the Sukapha Kshetra reflects the government’s actual attitude towards the mahapurushas, he said.
In the protest meeting, popular artist Zubeen Garg said that the Assamese people have suffered heavy losses due the ongoing situation. He added that till the date of the Supreme Court hearing they will have gaps in protest meetings to avoid losses for the people at large. However, the movement if needed, will be expedited after the Supreme Court gives its judgement. The meeting was addressed among others by Rana Pratap Baruah, Lachit Bordoloi, Ramcharan Bharali, Nagen Deka, Garima Garg, Tridip Bhagawati, Bhupen Talukdar, Ajoy Phukan, Babu Baruah, Nekib and Rekibul.