Guwahati: Different political parties and organizations strongly opposed the land border agreement signed between India and Bangladesh yesterday and burnt the dummies of PM Dr Manmohan Singh and CM Tarun Gogoi for leaving Assam’s land to Bangladesh.
The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) burnt the effigies of the PM and the CM in different parts of the State and endangered to intensify the movement if the agreement is not scrapped.
AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that PM and CM deceived the people of Assam by giving away a portion of Assam’s land to Bangladesh and asked whether the Government of India would be ready to give away any portion of land in Kashmir to Pakistan. He pointed out that the Government of India has not yet been capable to force Bangladesh to accept the Bangladeshi nationals sought to be expelled from India.
AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary described the land border agreement as the ‘second Yandaboo treaty’ and by accepting the agreement, Gogoi proved that he is a weak CM who does not have the courage to stand up in the interest of the State as was done by the West Bengal Chief Minister.
He also said that the Chief Minister failed to defend the geographical boundaries of the State and he even did not talk about the concern in Assembly or with the civil society before taking such a decision. For the 1st time, the Chief Minister of Assam got an opportunity to participate in a bilateral discussion between 2 countries and he only showed his weakness and compromised the interests of Assam.
The AGP also alleged that a CM who failed to protect the State’s land has no moral right to persist in the Chair.
The State Unit of the BJP said that yesterday was a black day in the history of Assam as a foremost portion of Assam’s land was given away to Bangladesh.