Akhil Gogoi speaks out against Assam Colleges being named after Deendayal Upadhyay

Akhil Gogoi advisor of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) addressing press conference in Guwahati on 19-07-17. Pix by UB Photos

Guwahati, August 07: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) opposes the setting up of colleges in the name of Deendayal Upadhyaya stating that is yet another attempt of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to impose their Hindutva agendas on the Assamese people.

KMSS leader, Akhil Gogoi on Monday said, “We want to make it clear that the decision to establish college under a brand name of Deendayal Upadhyaya cannot be accepted by the people of Assam at any cost. This is happening only because the RSS wants to impose their views and Hindutva ideology on the people of Assam. They want to oppress the people of Assam as they have always opposed the rules that Delhi wanted to impose on the state.”

He added that never before have colleges been set up by the government in one particular name. “In the history of India, there are no examples where colleges were set up in a form of brand name”, he added.

Gogoi further said that Deendayal Upadhaya’s ideology does not match with that of the people of Assam.

“We appreciate that the government is opening up new colleges for the state but we do not accept colleges being set up with the name of a particular Hindutva leader. Moreover, now they want to translate the books on Deendayal Upadhaya in Assamese and it obviously is a clear agenda of the RSS”, he said.

He added, “We will not accept these things at any cost.”