Guwahati: After serving an ‘ultimatum’ to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on January 8, but getting no response so far, singer Zubeen Garg took to social media once again on Sunday.
In a short but sharp post on Twitter as well as on Facebook, Garg wrote:
“Dear Sarbananda Sonowal Da,
Wrote a letter to you few days back. Guess you are too busy counting the black flags to respond.
So, can I get the votes back that you earned using my voice in 2016?
I am ready to refund the remuneration.”
On January 8, the ‘Ya Ali’ singer had threatened to launch an agitation if CM Sonowal failed to take any initiative to scrap the contentious Citizenship Bill within seven days’ time.
Referring to the chief minister as “Sarba Da”, Garg, in his open letter to the former on Facebook, had said, “Right now, I am sitting silent. In protest against the bill, I will launch agitation of my own after seven days as I will be out of the state for a week.”
Referring to the widespread resentment in the region against the Bill, Garg also urged Sonowal to reconsider his decision citing the reason that everyone in society, including All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti and leading intellectuals in Assam, has vehemently opposed the Bill. “If everyone is opposing the move, why are you not re-considering your decision?” he added.