With Assam gears up for Assembly elections, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has asked the political parties in fray in the State to clear their respective stands on the ‘draconian’ Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
AASU President Dipanka Nath said: “Disregarding the Assam Accord, the ruling BJP has prepared a plan to destroy Assam by dumping illegal immigrants in the state.”
“Five people had lost their lives while agitating against CAA, but the people are determined to continue their protests to repeal the act,” Nath added.
The AASU has announced a statewide mega anti-CAA bike rally on March 20.
“Our aim is to make all, especially those living in the rural areas, aware of the draconian CAA introduced by the BJP Government. We will reach out to all and make them aware of how the CAA is a threat to the identity and culture of Assam,” said Dipanka Nath.
Notably, this mega anti-CAA protest would be held on March 20, just a week before the first phase of Assam Assembly elections.
Notably, the Congress has emerged as the only opposition party in Assam to make anti-CAA campaign as one of its main political agenda for the upcoming Assembly elections in the State.
The Congress has ‘guaranteed’ to bring in a legislation in Assam to nullify implementation of the CAA.
Moreover, the grand old party has promised to build an ‘Anti-CAA Martyrs’ Memorial’ in Guwahati.
The Congress has been collecting gamosas from people across the State, which would be kept in the ‘Anti-CAA Martyrs’ Memorial’.
50 lakh gamosas in total would be collected by the Congress, which will be kept in the ‘Anti-CAA Martyrs’ Memorial’.