Assam Is For Indigenous People Only; Bangladeshis Will Not Be Allowed: Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya

AASU chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya
AASU chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya. Photo TIME8

Guwahati. February 8, 2019

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya on February 8th, 2019 reacting after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ arrival at Guwahati to inaugurate several projects said the “government is protector of the illegal Bangladeshis”. “This is our Assam. Nobody will be allowed to protect the illegal Bangladeshis here in Assam,” Bhattacharya said.

Besides, the AASU chief said that the ‘dictatorship’ of the Modi-government will not work here in Assam. “We won’t allow the BJP-led government to destroy the Assam by dumping illegal Bangladeshis nullifying the Assam Accord. No state machinery will success to foil the agitation that most of the political parties and organizations representing various ethnic groups have been staging for last few years.”

Protesters waved black flag to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Protesters waved black flag to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Photo Courtesy: AASU
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He further said that the indigenous people of the state have the right on this land. “Except indigenous people of the state, nobody will be allowed in this land,” Bhattacharya said.

It may be mentioned that heavy police bandobast was made in the city and in the surrounding areas to ensure a hassle-free visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Assam. Police and other departments swung into action to make last minute preparations for the Prime Minister who will be addressing a public meeting and lay foundation stones of several projects.

Major roads leading to the Raj Bhawan witnessed bumper-to-bumper traffic as vehicles moved at a snail pace, causing severe inconvenience to thousands of people.

The AASU activists were barred from protesting on the road by the city police. The gates were locked and the AASU leaders were seen raising ‘Go back Modi’ from the other side of the gate. As per schedule, Modi, who landed in Guwahati on February 8th, 2019, will pass through the road in-front-of the AASU head office to Raj Bhawan. The AASU activists also waved black flags to protest Modi’s visit.