Protests against Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) for supporting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) continued to trouble the regional party.
In yet another attack on the regional party, angry anti-CAB activists on Monday gheraoed an AGP office in North Lakhimpur.
The protesters belonging to All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) shouted ‘go back’ slogans against the AGP for the party’s ‘Anti-Assamese’ stands.
Another office of the AGP was reportedly vandalized by party workers at Sadiya in upper Assam’s Tinsukia district.
In Morigaon, clashes erupted at an AGP office between the two factions of the party over its stand on CAB.
While a section of AGP workers shouted slogans condemning Party president Atul Bora, handful of Bora’s followers tried to stop them leading to a minor scuffle between the two groups at the party office.
On the other hand, the Sootea LAC committee of the AGP has demanded expulsion of party president Atul Bora from the party.
They also demanded immediate resignation of three AGP ministers—Atul Bora, Keshab Mahanta and Phanibhushan Choudhury—from the BJP government.
“Atul Bora has sacrificed the interest of Assamese people and supported CAB for his greed for power,” said a party worker.
Meanwhile, after former chief minister Prafulla Kr Mahanta and senior leader Brinadaban Goswami, now Rajya Sabha MP Birendra Prasad Baishya has raised his voice against the CAB.
“The CAB is against the spirit of Assam Accord. If the bill is passed, the demography of Assam and other states of Northeast will totally be changed,” Baishya said.
On Sunday also the party leaders faced protests at different places of the state.
While an office of the AGP was vandalized at Dibrugarh, the residence of party president Atul Bora was gheraoed by anti-CAB protesters in Golaghat.
More than 100 protesters stormed and vandalized the AGP office.
The activists of Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti (CMSS) protested outside Atul Bora’s residence, and shouted slogans against the AGP president, who is also the agriculture minister of Assam.