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Jorhat ABVP leader resigns in protest
Staff Correspondent

Students of DCB Girls’ College staging a protest against the citizenship Bill, at Jorhat on Wednesday. – UB Photos
 JORHAT, Jan 10 - The office secretary of Jorhat district unit ABVP, Ayushman Dutta, who is also the general secretary of students’ union of CKB Commerce College, Jorhat, yesterday resigned from ABVP in protest against the BJP-led Central Government getting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Dutta after quitting ABVP joined AASU. He told mediapersons after joining AASU that as an Assamese, he felt he could not support the Bill which was “very much against the greater interest of the Assamese society”.

Dutta said that the Bill will endanger the identity of Assamese people. “As ABVP is part of the Sangh Parivar of which BJP is a major constituent, I cannot remain in such an organisation (ABVP), and I am joining the AASU to work for the interest of the State,” he said. Jorhat district unit AASU assistant general secretary Bijay Shankar Bordoloi welcomed Dutta and hoped he will contribute actively to the student body.

Meanwhile, students of Jorhat Medical College and Hospital, Jorhat College (Amalgamated), CKB Commerce College and DCB Girls’ College staged protests in their institutes against the Bill.

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