DIBRUGARH, July 2 � The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) here has condemned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his alleged anti-Assamese stand in appointing the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Oil India Limited (OIL).
In a statement, the district unit of the AGP criticised the Prime Minister for stalling the appointment of Rupshikha Saikia Borah, despite the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) recommending her name for the top post on merit.
The AGP said that ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party came to power at the Centre, Assam and its people have been deprived and insulted.
Before the last Lok Sabha polls, the BJP had objected to the Indo-Bangladesh Land Swap deal by calling an Assam bandh, but the Prime Minister gave away Assam�s land to the foreign nation recently. They were also against the construction of big dams but now they are demanding dams. Further, the BJP had demanded that all illegal Bangladeshis must leave the State, but now they have been demanding citizenship for Hindu Bangladeshis, Punakan Baruah and Putul Sonowal, president and secretary of the district AGP stated in a release. The AGP leaders demanded that Rupshikha Saikia Borah be appointed as the CMD immediately.
The Sadou Asom Nibanuwa Parishad has also slammed the Centre for its anti-Assamese position in appointing the CMD of OIL. As a mark of protest, the Parishad members burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on the AT Road near Gabharupathar. Nabajyoti Neog, general secretary, Sadou Asom Nibanuwa Parishad said that the people of the State would not tolerate such injustice to its people and the State.