BARPETA, Sept 12 - The Opposition, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), protested the Central Government�s decision to allow the refugees of certain religious communities in the country and said that the party would fight to revoke the gazette notifications issued to this effect. This was informed by the party president Atul Bora here on Friday.
Talking to the mediapersons, Bora said that Congress party in the State has been in power for several years with the votes of suspected citizens. But it is a matter of regret that the BJP has also followed similar tactics.
Bora, who was here for a meeting of the west zone of the AGP, said that his party would not remain a silent spectator to the development and would try its best to revoke the notifications. As part of the party�s effort in this respect, they would organise a sit-in demonstration in Guwahati on September 14. The district and subdivision committees of the party would dispatch a separate memorandum on September 16 to the President requesting him to withdraw the same.
He added that if no response was received from the Government, more agitational programmes would be organised in the days to come.
Addressing the party workers, Bora requested them to be alert on the political development of the State. He said that the people of the State were anguished over the misrule of the Congress.
Besides, the one-year rule of the Modi-led BJP Government in the Centre has annoyed them and he expressed the hope that the people of the State would take the regional party into confidence in the coming election.
He requested the local leaders to keep in constant touch with the people and explain the misdeeds of the government on the one hand and objectives of the party on the other. Phanibhushan Choudhury, Durgadas Boro and a few other central leaders also addressed the meeting.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, South Salmara, North Salmara, Gossaigaon, Bijni, Goalpara, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Bajali, Nalbari and Bilasipara district committees.