Zubeen Garg tears into Sarbananda Sonowal over Citizenship Bill

Guwahati, January 8: Singing sensation Zubeen Garg lambasted Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Zubeen posted a letter addressed to Sonowal on the Facebook on Tuesday.

“The Citizenship Bill will never be accepted. I have been hearing since my childhood that Bangladeshis will be weeded out of Assam and it saddens me that the people who were a part of the agitation against illegal foreigners are now part of the government and pushing for the passage of the Bill,” Zubeen wrote.

“It is a sad picture to see that Sarbananda Sonowal who was once given the tag of ‘Jatiya Nayak’ is now being given the tag of ‘Jatiya khalnayak’. There are more important issues to look after rather than sitting beside Prime Minister Narendra Modi and clapping his hands. He (Sonowal) might not be ashamed of his act, we are,” he added.

It may be noted that the AASU had conferred the ‘Jatiya Nayak’ title on the then member of Lok Sabha Sonowal when the Supreme Court struck down the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) (IMDT) Act in 2005 as a verdict of the Sarbananda Sonowal vs Union of India Case.

He has also mentioned that the Joint Parliamentary Committee, Sonowal and Prime Minister Narendra Modi “fooled the people of Assam”.

The singer further asked the government to re-think over the Bill.