GUWAHATI, May 6 - Prabrajan Virodhi Manch, which is fighting against illegal infiltration in Assam, would soon float a political party with the objective to protect indigenous identity.
PVM convener Upamanyu Hazarika, who contested as an independent candidate from the Guwahati Lok Sabha seat in the parliamentary elections this time, said that the political platform would take the issues of indigenous people to the next level.
The Manch would hold extensive consultations with the people of Assam, indigenous organisations and groups to decide on the structure and functioning of the new political entity. These consultations will be carried out over the next two months.
�During a 40-day campaign in Guwahati, we found that our core issue � protection of indigenous identity � found widespread support from people not only in Guwahati but also from the rest of the State. We can say that it is the single-most important issue for all indigenous communities. Unfortunately, all political parties have tried to make this issue irrelevant,� he added.
The PVM has been demanding a protective legislation ensuring land, employment, trade and business opportunities being reserved for indigenous, re-verification of NRC to exclude all foreigners and no further imposition of foreigners through instruments like the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.