GUWAHATI, Oct 13 - �If Khanindra Chandra Das were here, he would have played an active role in formulating a plan on how to stop the anti-Assamese forces,� said AASU chief adviser Dr Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharyya during the Khanindra Nath Das Memorial Meet organised by the All Guwahati Students� Union and the All Assam Central and Semi-Central Employees� Parishad at Swahid Nyas today.
Remembering Das, Dr Bhattacharyya said he was like a guardian for the organisation. �Late Das was a guardian for AASU. During the Assam Agitation, he, as a leader of employees� union, played a vital role. Because of the active role by union leaders like him, government employees of the State became the main force in the Agitation,� he said.
Senior journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan added, �Today, the Assamese people have nothing to lose and nothing to gain. It is time for a struggle to save our own identity. But in such a critical situation, we have lost a great leader in Khanindra Chandra Das.�
Urging all to follow the path shown by late Das, Bhuyan said, �Our own government, which was elected a few days ago, is now starting a conspiracy against the interests of the Assamese people. We have to tackle such a conspiracy by any means. Now there is a need of a leader like late Das who always stood by the common people.�
Basab Kalita, president of the All Assam Employees� Union, said, �Das was a force who always pushed us to work for the people of Assam. In this moment, where the scenario of Assam has take a turn against the Assamese people, we should keep in mind the ideology and work of Khanindra Chandra Das to fight for our rights.�