Guwahati: Addressing one of the biggest booth-level meets in the region on Friday, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal alleged that there has been a massive effort to break the spine of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state by some parties amidst the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests in the past days.
Sonowal made this remark at the largest BJP gathering held in the region this year which witnessed record-breaking participation of people coming from all districts of the state. BJP legislators from the state, North East Democratic Alliance convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma along with national working president Jagat Prakash Nadda and general secretary Ram Madhav were among the dignitaries who were present in the party’s first booth-level and MLA convention of 2020, held at the Khanapara veterinary grounds in the city on Saturday.
Addressing the crowd, CM Sonowal assured people that the BJP government at the Centre and the state is committed to protect and safeguard the indigenous sentiments of the people of state and for which the party under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is working on various socio-cultural sectors to uplift Assamese society and give it an international recognition. Allaying fears among the minority Muslim community residing across the state in regard to the Citizenship Act, Sonowal said that no genuine indigenous citizens will be targeted by the process initiated by the Central government.
“BJP’s character is not like that of opposition Congress and other left parties, the party is committed to protect and uplift the language and culture of Assamese people,” Sonowal added.
Attacking Opposition Congress on their stand against CAA, NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the biggest opposition party is raising their voice in demand of protecting the secular state of Indian constitution but they are silent on the indigenous demand of Assamese people.
Sarma further alleged that miscreants involved in provoking violence in Guwahati amidst the CAA protest were none other than sponsored members of the opposition All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF).
“I never thought that a hardcore Islamic ideology following party like Popular Front of India will set up its office in the heart of Guwahati in Hatigaon,” Sarma said.
Meanwhile addressing the party booth members and workers, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav appealed them to create an awareness campaign at their respective locality to clear the confusions and misinformation spread among them in regard of Citizenship Act.
“There is so much fake information regarding CAA and BJP’s intention has been to spread it in Assam,” Madhav said.