GUWAHATI, Jan 29 � Expressing dissatisfaction over recent developments surrounding nomination of Sultanpur MP Sanjay Singh as a Rajya Sabha candidate from Assam, the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today demanded hundred per cent reservation for indigenous representatives in local bodies, State Assembly and the Parliament.
�We have been pressing for constitutional safeguard for Assam and there is no alternative to that. Until such a safeguard is given, people like Sanjay Singh will be forced on us by the Congress party,� AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya told media persons today.
The AASU has vehemently protested the Congress decision to nominate Sanjay Singh as a Rajya Sabha candidate from Assam alleging that the Chief Minister has compromised the interest of the State to make way for son�s political career.
�Time has come for the people of Assam to teach the Congress party a lesson. Such a brazen display of unaccountability cannot be tolerated,� the AASU adviser said.
Bhattacharya alleged that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee president Bhubaneswar Kalita are playing into the hands of the Congress high command without even bothering about the hopes and aspiration of the people of Assam.
�They can go any level to save their own seats even if that amounts to insult to the people of the State. Sanjay Singh is not acquainted with the map of Assam and it is unfortunate. We are not going to accept him at any cost,� he said.
The students� body said that the Congress party has used Assam as a dumping ground as if the State does not have capable candidates.
The AASU has announced agitational programme against the move stating that talks are on to rope in other organizations as well to launch a united protest.