The Assam Congress has come down heavily on Union Home Minister Amit Shah over his remarks that there were no protests in the State in the last five years.

The Assam Congress said that Amit Shah “wants to simply obliterate the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) uprising that happened in Assam”.

“He (Amit Shah) wants to deny the existence of those young boys like Sam Stafford and Dipanjol who lost their lives in police firing by Sonowal police force,” the Assam Congress said.

“What can be more unfortunate for the people of Assam than this? None of the BJP leaders had the time nor the empathy to visit the family of anti-CAA movement martyrs,” Assam Congress added.

The Assam Congress further said that the BJP is disoriented on CAA.

“While the BJP has been vocal on CAA for long, the silence of the BJP leaders of Assam proves that they are completely disoriented,” said Assam Congress.

“The dual nature of the BJP has been exposed on the issue of CAA,” Assam Congress added.

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“PM Modi speaks about implementing CAA when he visits Purulia in West Bengal, but doesn’t dare to utter CAA when he is in Jorhat, Assam. Why? What he fears for? He fears that speaking about CAA implementation in Assam would result in people of the State throwing BJP out of power,” said Congress leader Gaurav Vallabh in Guwahati.

Meanwhile, accusing the BJP of doing ‘nothing’ in the entire country, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that the saffron party try to get votes by creating division and fear in the society.

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“BJP try to get votes by creating division and fear only,” said Bhupesh Baghel while interacting with the media in Guwahati on Thursday.

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