Guwahati : AASU General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi said on February 12th, 2019 said that the people have lost trust in the present ruling Bharatiya Janata Party over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 issue.
People have lost trust in the present government: AASU
The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has been facing backlash in the entire northeast with AGP breaking alliance with BJP in Assam.
There were widespread protests in the entire Northeast when the Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha.
Widespread protest against Citizenship Bill
The controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on February 12th, 2019 amid protests in the Northeast. The Bill will be moved by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the Upper House.
“The Bill was not listed but replacing the Triple Talaq Bill, the government listed the Bill in the revised list of business. The government is not trustworthy when it comes to Assam or any other Northeastern states. We are well aware of the step-motherly attitude of the government towards the Northeast,” said Gogoi.
It may be recalled that AASU had earlier said that they would approach the Supreme Court if the Bill is passed by the Rajya Sabha.
Meghalaya’s CM Conrad K. Sangma has been protesting against the Bill from the very beginning. Various other national parties as well as regional parties have been protesting against the Bill.
AASU has urged all national parties as well as regional parties to stand united against the Bill so that the Centre cannot pass this non-secular Bill jeopardizing the identity of the indigenous people of the Northeast.
It may be recalled that AASU had earlier approached the Supreme Court if the Bill is passed by the Rajya Sabha.