GUWAHATI, Jan 2 - The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has termed the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet today as an effort to hoodwink the people of Assam and said that there is nothing new in forming of a committee to examine issues relating to implementation of clause 6 of the Assam Accord.
Talking to The Assam Tribune, AASU chief adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya said that only because of the strong resentment by the people of the State on the Government�s attempts to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the Central Government, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi found time to discuss about the Assam Accord. He said that it is nothing but a ploy to hoodwink the people of the State.
Bhattacharya pointed out that there is nothing new in forming of a committee to examine issues relating to implementation of clause 6 of the Accord. He pointed out that way back in 1997, a tripartite sub committee comprising representatives of the State and Central Governments and the AASU had discussed issues relating to implementation of clause 6 of the Accord. He said that during another meeting in 2017, the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh assured to activate the tripartite sub committee but the promise remained on paper. He alleged that the Government is only adopting delaying tactics.
Bhattacharya further pointed out that on one hand, the Centre is talking about implementation of the Assam Accord, while, on the other, it is violating the Accord by bringing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.