The heartthrob of Assam’s younger generation, singer Zubeen Garg has urged not to do politics on the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
The popular singer, who has a large number of fans, has decided to launch protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 from Tezpur on Thursday.
Updating his status on the social networking platforms, Zubeen Garg tweeted on Wednesday in Assamese language: “Politics nokoriba bondhu (No politics friends).”
Making an appeal to join him in his protest programme to be held at the Collegiate High School playground in Tezpur of Sonitpur district on Thursday at 3.30 pm, Garg added: “Kailoi ahibo (Come tomorrow). Tezpurar pora amar protibad arombho (Our protest begins from Tezpur).”
The protest programme, called by Zubeen Garg, has been initiated by the Kolaguru Artist Foundation.
Garg, who has been vocal against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, to observe ‘Sankalpar Din’ (Resolution Day) on January 17, 2019 at Tezpur.
It may be mentioned, Shilpi Divas is celebrated as a tribute to the cultural icon of Assam, Jyoti Prasad Agarwalla, marking his death anniversary.
Uploading a promo of the programme to be organised at Tezpur, on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Zubeen Garg stated: “In the name of Assam, let us all unite!!”
According to the promo, demanding scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and for maintaining harmony among various communities, Zubeen Garg called for observing ‘Sankalpar Din’ (Resolution Day) on the day of Shilpi Divas.
On January 13, 2019 on his Twitter handle Zubeen Garg had stated: “So, can I get the votes back that you earned using my voice in 2016?,” adding, “I am ready to refund the remuneration.”
He composed ‘Sokolure Ananda Satbananda’ (Sarbananda, everyone’s happiness), which was the official election campaign for Assam BJP in 2016 Assembly polls.
Zubeen Garg had written a letter to Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal where he lashed out at the CM for supporting the controversial Bill.
Garg in his letter said: “The Citizenship Bill will never be accepted. I have been hearing since my childhood that Bangladeshis will be weeded out of Assam and it saddens me that the people who were a part of the agitation against illegal foreigners are now part of the government and pushing for the passage of the Bill.”
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— Zubeen Garg (@zubeengarg1) January 16, 2019