Days after Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed the government’s inability to implement Clause 6 of the Assam Accord due to a ‘legal hurdle’; the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce the deadline for its implementation.
The AASU on Saturday told reporters in Guwahati that Prime Minister Modi must declare the deadline for implementation of Clause 6 of the Assam Accord during his Dhemaji visit on February 22.
The AASU has also decided to stage a protest across the state on the day of the Prime Minister’s visit against the BJP government’s failure to implement Clause 6, to address issues related to big dams, and to solve the problem of flood and erosion in the state.
The students’ body had organised similar protests and took out torchlight rallies across the state ahead of Modi’s visit in January as well.
On February 22, the AASU members will wave black flags at public places and wear black badges as a mark of protest.
AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and general secretary Sankor Jyoti Baruah on Saturday said that the top BJP leaders have been exposed before the people of Assam.
The students’ body further alleged that despite his frequent visits to the State ahead of elections, Modi has not uttered a single word about the key issues of the state.
He kept mum on the issues of the Citizenship Amendment Act, Clause 6, flood and erosion problem and foreigners’ issue.