Popular singer from Assam, Angarag Papon Mahanta has opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which has been passed in Lok Sabha on January 8 notwithstanding loud protests in Assam and the rest of the region.
Papon’s announcement came in the wake of singer and filmmaker Zubeen Garg’s open letter on social media regarding the passing of the contentious bill that has created a storm in the state.
According to report, the singer (Papon) stated that if the bill was enacted, the colourful culture of the state would be hampered and that the people of Assam could allow to happen.
Papon also supported Zubeen Garg’s open letter posted on Facebook to take serious steps over the Citizenship bill that has been passed in the Lok Sabha.
It may be mentioned that Zubeen Garg on Tuesday threatened to launch an agitation by himself if Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal failed to take measures to get the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill scrapped within seven days.
Addressing the chief minister as “Sarbada”, the singer said, “Even if the Citizenship Bill has been passed in the Lok Sabha, Sarbada can say no to it. Speak and see, rest will be seen later. I am still keeping my cool.”
“I won’t be in Assam for one week. It will be good if Sarbada takes some action before my return. Otherwise this time, I will agitate on my own. What I will do, I don’t know,” Garg said in his post.