The KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi today blasted Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal accusing him manipulating the emotion of Assamese people on the citizenship bill while silently pushing for the controversial bill. He also targeted Samujall Bhattacharrya for being silent and Himanta Biswa Sharma for losing the special status of Assam.
Mr Gogoi blsted several incidents of the last few months how the Chief Ministers twisted the situation exploiting the emotion of the ordinary people as well as Editors of Assam’s media.
Addressing a press conference here today at the KMSS headquarter he alleged that Mr Sonowal maintained dual standards in the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Citing yesterday’s statement of Ram Madhab in a seminar , where he announced Hindu Bangladeshis would be given Indian Citizenship Mr Gogoi pointed that Mr Sonowal was present at the conference but remained silent.
Akhil Gogoi dared the Chief Minister to spell his stand on the Assam Accord while alleging that BJP and Assam government had silently made blueprint to provide citizenship to 1 crore 90 lakh illegal Hindu’s in Assam.
He further alleged Sarbananda Sonowal only aim was to stay in power ignoring the prime issues of the state. He also accused AASU Chief Advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya and AGP leaders of remaining silent on the issue.
He did not spare Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma too ,and said it was during BJP’s regime Assam lost its special state status.
Speaking about Agriculture Minister Atul Bora and former Chief Minister Prafulla Mahanta, Gogoi said, “we have not forgotten Atul Bora’s statement of quitting the ministerial post if the citizenship amendment bill comes into act”.
The vicious attack of Akhil Gogoi came following a series of open and discreet moves by the BJP to push the Citizenship bill while making a mess of the NRC.