“Illegal influx to the Northeast and Assam is a genuine problem. The Assam Accord was a national commitment and it cannot be violated,” said Yogendra Yadav on Friday.
The former Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader and president of Swaraj Abhiyan, Yadav was in Guwahati where he spoke on various issues including the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
He referred to the Assam Accord while speaking on the passing of CAA, which violates the Accord.
Speaking on anti-CAA movement, Yadav said, “It is time for all anti-CAA protests across the country to unite.”
“The anti-CAA movement must be given the form of a national movement,” he added.
“Anti-CAA protesters of the northeast and the minority community protesters and youths protesting against CAA across India come together and make the movement stronger,” he reiterated.
“I have also met AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya and KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi and spoke with them about the same,” Yadav further added.
“Akhil Gogoi is quite upbeat about it and he strongly believes anti-CAA movement would grow stronger,” Yadav reiterated.
He further informed that a resolution would be soon taken demanding the immediate release of the peasant leader.
Noted intellectual Hiren Gohain also attended the meeting and he said, “The country is in a pall of gloom under a regime of despotism.”
“The present government does not pay any heed to criticism, dissent or any democratic movement,” he added.
“However, there is a flicker of light that the stir across the country is being led by the youth and women,” he said.
“AAP’s victory in Delhi is a positive development for the Indian democracy,” he added.