Pranab Kumar Gogoi
Singing sensation and heart-throb of young generation Zubin Garg came to the warfront against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Of course it is a serious concern if party heads fail to read and understand the meaning of wall writing. Leaving aside the abuse and aggressive stand of 96 organizations representing various ethnic groups hurled to the bastion of BJP, now people coming in the forefront in individual level in order to oppose the bill and finally BJP. It will be most catastrophic, if, man of letters who has wide social acceptance across the state came up in battalions in order to attack the bastion of BJP.
Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma and Mizoran Chief Minister Zoram Thanga laid strong opposition against the introduction of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
It seemed that, BJP is inviting their neighbours to act as enemy beside the outside wall of the castle of their own protection in the Northeast.
Looking at Assam scenario, the situation is much volatile than someone’s expectations. The political rebellion is within the castles here at Hengarabari. Senior BJP MLAs Binode Hazarika, Rituparna Baruah, Autul Bora, Padma Hazarika, Debanabda Hazarika came openly against the decision of party high command. Such of their act has raised the brows of the party’s discipline committee and subsequently asked him to tight his lip in front of media. Moreover, Golaghat unit of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) burnt the effigy of the Golaghat legislator Mrinal Saikia.
Anger is everywhere. Heat of the flare of anger reached the top of Arunachal Hill as former state Chief Minister Gegong Apang resigned from the primary membership of the saffron party. Apang, in a letter to Amit Shah charged national general secretary Ram Madhav, for his arrogant autocratic approach burying the feel of democracy inside the party.
Asom Gana Parishad, had too snapped its political hobnobbing with BJP following the rift over the CAB. After tendering resignation, AGP people straightly went to AASU office, and expressed solidarity or the movement. It helped AGP a lot to ignite Assamese sentiment to its blind followers.
People elected BJP with much hope and expectation. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal time and again, trying to convince mass of his follower that his stand is not mean for “betrayal” rather for the belief and trust.
Muslim Bangladeshi are keeping mum over the whole issue, they are looking silent spectators on this whole crisis periods.
Assamese indigenous Muslim community is also in doldrums amidst the turmoil of political confusion as designed the communal forces either of both sides.
If the total political rundown is observed closely, it is found clear that, in present political scenario now congress in forefront to capitalize the Muslim Bangladeshi vote and similarly BJP is making a hard exercise for consolidate Hindu Bangladeshi vote.
People are confused and politicians are clear. That is the tragedy of Assam and people accepting Assam as their own mother land.
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