- AGP has demanded the central government to withdraw the bill back
- AGP has a clear stand and no compromise will be made with the interest of the people of Assam
Guwahati: Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has come with a statement. On Thursday, AGP made a clear stand that despite being in an alliance in the Bharatiya Jana Party (BJP) led government, they will not support the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 at any cost. They have demanded the central government to withdraw the bill back, sources said.
According to AGP’s president and a current minister in the state government, Atul Bora said that the AGP will not support the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 at any cost as it leads to a complete violation of the greater interests of the people of Assam and it mostly violates the Assam Accord.
We have discussed the issue with all the sections of the society including all the intellectuals of the state. AGP has a clear stand and no compromise will be made with the interest of the people of Assam. If needed we will make any sacrifice needed to protect the future of the people of Assam, he added.
Atul further said that AGP will move to Delhi now to meet the Home Minister and appeal him for taking the Bill back so that the people of Assam do have to face any problems relating to the settlement of a huge number of migrants from other countries.
He made these statements during a citizenship meeting where many prominent personalities of Assam were present. During the meeting, some even claimed that if the bill is passed a huge number of migrants from other countries are given settlement into Assam then maybe another Assam Movement will take place as it will lead the future of Assam into darkness.
All Assam Students’ Union president, Dipankar Nath also made a statement claiming that the Bill is a process of pushing the future of Assam and the people into a complete darkness which cannot be accepted at any cost. People of Assam must oppose it together.