Karimganj: Controversy King of Assam Shiladitya Dev has once again brewed up a fresh storm while attending an event in Karimganj district of Assam.
Attending a centenary celebration for nobel laureate and legendary poet, Rabindra Nath Tagore, setting foot in Karimganj railway station exactly 100 years back for 25 minutes, Shiladitya Dev, said, “I sincerely propose that the name of Karimganj be changed to ‘Sribhumi’ as has been referred to by Tagore 100 years back.”
“I would definitely get down to the brass tacks of getting the name changed at the earliest once I leave from this place,” said the Hojai MLA.
No sooner the words moved out from the event organized by the RSS and aptly attended by the BJP and RSS leaders of the three districts of Barak Valley, the Congress leaders, defined, such a move as a vote bank politics.
While speaking to a regional news channel, Congress MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha said, “The BJP leaders are trying to change the ‘history itself’. No development work, and add to it, the rise of unemployment has been kept aside for issues like changing the name of a place to make its mark. It’s very unfortunate,” said Kamalakhya.
He further added, “The Centre has cleared the name of Silchar railway station to be renamed as Bhasa Swahid Station, but, Dispur, for the past two years is sitting over it.”