CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat on Saturday said that the Dima Hasao incident, where two people were killed and several others were injured in police firing is directly a result of the non-transparent and dishonest policies of the Central government.
Coming down heavily on the BJP government, the CPI (M) Polit Bureau member said, “ As far as the issues concerning Nagaland and the Naga framework agreement are concerned, my party has been consistently demanding both in parliament and outside the parliament that the draft of the agreement, which the government seems to have finalised, should be made public. But instead of making it public, it seems the government has outsourced everything to the RSS.”
Karat said on the one hand, the RSS controlling the government and on the other hand, the Central government on such a sensitive issue is outsourcing its responsibility to the RSS.
She said that such policy precisely adopted by the BJP-RSS is strongly condemnable.
“Such policy is extremely harmful for the Northeast; it is harmful for the development of the Northeast, it is harmful for the unity of the people of Northeast. We believe that the government of Assam is totally accountable for this along with the central government,” Karat added.
Taking a dig at Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Karat said Sarma is now coming in the Northeast as the disrupter of Northeast unity.
She said that CPM demands the central BJP leadership and government and CBI stop its double standard when it comes to Sarma.
“In the same case of Lois Berger issue, the Central government has put Enforcement Directorate into action in Goa. Congress leaders who were supposedly involved in the case have faced action. But here in Assam, in spite of the fact that the Gauhati High Court slammed CID, the investigation into the case was not progressed. The CBI, which now instigating into the case, has been made more or less paralyzed,” pointed out the senior CPI (M) leader.
She said that the CBI should take immediate action and find out how seven files relating to this case gone missing.
“It’s a very strange situation that here you have a case of corruption which was mentioned in the BJP booklet in 2014 and here the main man, who was mentioned in the booklet has become the chief of BJP’s efforts to take over the Northeast,” Karat added.
This shows the unethical methods of functioning of the BJP and RSS in the Northeast which we strongly condemned, she said.
To a question on the upcoming upcoming Assembly election in Tripura, she said people would re-elect the Left Front giving a befitting reply to the “unholy nexus between the BJP and “the IPFT and huge amount of black money being circulated there by them”.