GUWAHATI, Oct 9 - Coming down heavily on the Bharatiya Janata Party and the RSS for demeaning the historic Assam Accord for fulfilling their narrow political interest, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today said that the Modi-led Union Government is bent on legalizing the status of illegal Hindu Bangladeshis in Assam.
�The Assam Accord is the biggest hindrance in their way, thus many BJP leaders are now demeaning the treaty trying to marginalize the indigenous people,� said AGP president Atul Bora, addressing the media here.
Referring to several statements by BJP leaders Subramaniyam Swami, Governor of Assam PB Acharya and RSS leader Shankar Das, Bora said that a concerted effort to attack the Assam Accord is being continued to capture power in Assam by legalizing the status of illegal migrants.
�In November last year, BJP leader Subramaniyam Swamy gave a statement in Assam that the Assam Accord was outdated. Governor of Assam PB Acharya said last month that Assam Accord can be changed as it is not a religious scripture. RSS leader Shankar Das has recently commented that the Accord has no relevance today neither there is a rational explanation behind setting up 24 March, 1971 as the cut-off date. All these statements expose the BJP and its supporters,� said Bora.
He also criticised the Congress for misusing public money for doling out sops ahead of the State Assembly polls. �The announcement of distributing blankets, mosquito nets and yarn worth Rs 862 crore is a clear example of Tarun Gogoi�s policy of missing public money for political benefits,� he added.
The party would hold a public protest against the Union Government�s decision of granting entry and stay rights to Hindu Bangladeshis on October 12 at Dighalipukhuripar.