Assam BJP government’s ally, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), will be holding a massive protest rally on October 23 to further strengthen its stand against the much debated Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
The rally will be carried out from Latasil playground in Uzan Bazar which will see participation from members and delegates from across the state.
This comes following a string of controversy against the Bill and the State BJP showing immense support towards its implementation, which will put in danger Assam’s heritage and existence.
The saffron party showed their immense support for pushing the Citizenship Bill, while promising to deport the infiltrators from Bangladesh has triggered a wave of resentment and anxiety about radicalisation of sub-nationalist elements in Assamese society.
A representatives’ group of AGP has met Rajendra Agwarwal, the chairman of Joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on Sunday in Meerut. The team led by AGP president Atul Bora had submitted a memorandum against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to JPC chairman Rajendra Agwarwal on behalf of AGP and their wings.
AGP has been continuously opposing the Bill and after the JPC meet, AGP said, “The party is opposed to the bill since it violates the Assam Accord.”
They said the Assam Accord is the fruit of the six-year-old Assam Agitation in which 855 people became martyrs and this bill will frustrate the Accord. AGP also made it clear that there should not be any division of illegal migrants on the basis of religion.