Guwahati, February 10, 2019
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Tezpur, Ram Prasad Sharma on February 10th, 2019 said that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will not impact Assam or the country.
“India is a refugee country. The Aryans came from Iran, then came the Parsis, Christians, Hindus, Sikhs and it goes on. There are no original people here. In the case of the tribals, they too came from Mongolia. Even in Assam, maximum people including the Brahmins, Kayasthas have come from other states. Every community is a migrant community. The Bodos have migrated to Assam 3000 years ago from Mongolia. The passage of the Citizenship Bill will have no impact in the state,” said Sharma while speaking to TIME8.
Acknowledging the ongoing protests across Assam against the Bill, he said that in a democratic country, people have the right to speak up their mind. While talking about the forthcoming elections, the Tezpur MP said, “My ticket is confirmed…I am going to contest the elections. In the last five years, I have done a lot of work not just for my constituency but for other places too. I am a true Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh worker.”
Sharma also said that the year 2019 will witness a ‘Modi tsunami’. “In 2014, the country witnessed Modi wave. In 2019, the Modi tsunami is coming. The BJP is the biggest political party and the public is with us,” he said.