GUWAHATI, June 16 � The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today welcomed the Gauhati High Court�s verdict regarding the land swap deal between India and Bangladesh and lambasted the State government for keeping the people of Assam in dark about the deal.
Addressing the media here, party general secretary Durga Das Boro said that the pact of ceding Assam�s land to Bangladesh, without taking the people into confidence, was not just against the will of Assamese people, but was also unconstitutional.
Further attacking the Education Minister and State Government�s spokesperson Himanta Biswa Sarma for his statements on secret killings, the AGP leader said that an independent enquiry should also be instituted into all the killings in the past 11 years.
�The Government spokesperson has himself admitted that Congress would politicise the issue of secret killings for 100 years. Moreover, he also said in a press conference that since Justice JN Sarma Commission�s report was inconclusive, Justice KN Saikia Commission was constituted to probe the matter. Both the statements indicate Congress� unwillingness to conduct an impartial probe into the issue of secret killings,� Boro added.
�Since Justice JN Sarma Commission�s report did not fulfill the ruling party�s objectives, another enquiry commission was formed,� he mentioned.
The Bharatiya Janata party, Assam Pradesh today said that the Gauhati high Court�s verdict on the recent land swap deal between India and Bangladesh has exposed the Congress Government�s �unconstitutional act�.
In a statement, the BJP said that the court's verdict made it clear that the land swap deal had to be preceded by an amendment of the Constitution of India, which however was not done before striking the deal.
Meanwhile, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti while welcoming the court's verdict said that it corroborated the KMSS�s stand on the matter.
�The Government is guilty of violating the country�s Constitution and must be made answerable for this anti-national act,� a statement said.
The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) today stated that the Gauhati High Court�s judgment in connection with the land swap deal between India and Bangladesh has once again exposed the affection of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi towards Bangladeshis.