HAILAKANDI, March 3 - In order to remove all sorts of discrimination by the ruling dispensation towards peasants and the common people, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) will soon launch a new political party.
Addressing a public rally here today, KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi said as political parties have failed to do justice, hence formation of a new party of the peasants will be the only answer to end all discrimination once and for all.
Akhil Gogoi alleged that all the ruling dispensations in the State have failed to address the interests of the common people and the present BJP-led Sonowal Government too has miserably failed to safeguard the peasants� rights.
The State is being encroached upon by Nagaland and Mizoram, and KMSS will protect the land of the peasants at any cost, assured Gogoi. He alleged that the peasants are not given the water of the Brahmaputra and Barak river for cultivation, though crude oil of the State is given to Bihar. He said that peasants can cultivate crops three times a year if they are provided adequate irrigation facilities.
Expressing concern over the poor state of Reang (Bru) community living along the Assam-Mizoram border villages in Hailakandi, Akhil Gogoi said that he had visited the area and observed that the light of development had not reached the area and the people of Assam in Kachurthal area are constantly being threatened and intimidated by the Mizos.
Gogoi demanded starting of production at the Cachar and Nagaon Paper mills immediately and opposed the privatisation bid by the Central Government. He ridiculed the State Government�s decision to give land to Baba Ramdev and said that they can�t help the poor people.
Talking about discrimination in payment of daily wages to the labourers of the tea gardens of Barak and Brahmaputra Valley, Gogoi said that they should get equal wages. Regarding the ongoing preparation of NRC, Gogoi said that KMSS will not allow inclusion of names of any person who entered India after March 24, 1971 in the final list.
The rally was presided over by Hailakandi district president of KMSS Sarif Uddin Majharbhuiya and was addressed by Jahir Uddin Laskar, Hari Mohan Rajbhor and Bedanta Laskar, among others.
Earlier, Gogoi led a procession of KMSS and submitted a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi after enlisting their various demands.