Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday made it clear that there will no Miya museum in Assam as long as BJP remains in power.

During a visit to upper Assam, minister Sarma strongly rejected the proposal for setting up a Miya museum at Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati.

It has been reported that the Miya museum was recommended by the Departmentally Related Standing Committee (DRSC).

Responding to allegations that the DRSC had more BJP members than from Congress or AIUDF, Sarma said, “There will be no Miya museum in Assam. Look, the MLAs might have been in the DRSC, but that does not mean that they were a part of the discussion.”

The minister also said, “The BJP party will win around 100 seats in the upcoming Assembly polls in Assam.”

Congress MLA from Baghbar constituency under Barpeta district, Sherman Ali Ahmed, last week raised the issue of establishing a museum for the people living in Char-Chaporis of the state at the famed Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati.

Ahead of the Assembly election in Assam, the political parties have started the poll campaign and are delivering poll-centric speeches.

Sarma, who is also the convenor of BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA), has welcomed the new regional parties to Assam politics.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com