GUWAHATI, Sept 6 � Members of the regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) will resort to an eight-hour fast across the State from 8 am on September 11, to press for their demands for implementation of the Assam Accord in a time-bound manner, solution to the border disputes of the State with the neighbouring states and measures to arrest the rise in the prices of essential items.
The members of the party will observe fast at the district and sub-divisional headquarter towns that day in support of the demands.
In a statement, AGP general secretary Ramendra Narayan Kalita said that the issue of implementation of the Assam Accord is connected with the emotions of the people of the State and it is linked also with their future. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who used to announce frequently at the rallies prior to the last Lok Sabha elections that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government at the Centre would drive out the illegal migrants as soon as it assumed power, is now blissfully silent over the issue of deportation of the illegal migrants.
The Assam Accord is also connected with the issue of extending constitutional safeguard to the indigenous peoples of Assam, Kalita said.
On the other hand, Assam has been made to lose its land to its neighbouring states. The Assam people living in the inter-state border areas are subjected to boundless miseries because of the incidents of attack by miscreants of the neighbouring states.
Besides, the abnormal rise in the prices of essential items has been making life miserable for the common people of the State and the syndicates patronised by the State Government have been adding to the miseries of the people, Kalita alleged.