GUWAHATI, Nov 24 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee today demanded removal of Governor PB Acharya for the alleged communal statements he is making these days, and an unconditional apology from BJP general secretary in-charge of Assam, Mahendra Singh for describing Srimanta Sankardev as a �Baba�.
APCC general secretary Rwituparna Konwar said in a statement here that Governor Acharya with his remarks like, those Muslims who are feeling oppressed in India may go to Pakistan or Bangladesh, has been creating controversies. Such statements by the Governor are against the very essence of the Indian Constitution and against the traditional ethos of the people of Assam.
Such comments of the Governor are sure to increase mutual disbelief and intolerance among the people, ultimately leading to rift in the State�s society, Konwar said.
Acharya, who was earlier a propagator of the RSS, has now been trying to indoctrinate the Assamese people into the ultra Hindu ideology of the RSS. His activities give rise to the suspicion that he has been deputed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah with a design to vitiate the social atmosphere of Assam.
For the greater interest of keeping the age-old fraternity and amity the State�s society intact, he should be removed from the post of Governor of the State, Konwar said.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement, APCC secretary Imdad Hussain demanded an unconditional apology from Mahendra Singh for describing Srimanta Sankardev as a �Baba�. Srimanta Sankardev and Azan Fakir are the two major architects of Assam�s society, which is known for its tolerant atmosphere. Comparing any of them with any �Baba� of the Hindi belt is nothing but an insult to the Assamese society, he said.