Assam agitation back with bang!
A group of AGP ideologues are on a day long dharna in New Delhi on Friday demanding an immediate halt in the move to shelter the non Muslim Bangladeshi and Pakistani intruders.
Led by AGP leader and former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, around 50 people started staging sit in at the Jantar Mantar at 10 in the morning shouting slogans against the NDA government’s recent notification.
Talking to reporters, the protesters unanimously said that they won’t allow the Centre to impose Bangladeshi and Pakistani immigrants iin Assam. “We won’t allow it. We will intensify a nationwide strike if the Narendra Modi government refuses to restrain,” said a protestor.
Former Chief Minister PK Mahanta said,”we must ensure that the Assam Accord is implemented in letter and spirit. We won’t bear any extra burden of Bangladeshi refugees. Assam has suffered a lot. Is it not an abode for rehabilitation of immigrants.”
Mahanta and his team has already met President Pranab Mukherjee and vice president Hamid Ansari asking for their intervention during the last two days.
26 Feb 2014 - 5:24pm | AT News
RAJU BARUAH FROM TEZPUR
Road shows are over. Apart from allegations of huge traffic inconvenience the shows seemed to have focused a particular circle of political leaders.
While Rahul Gandhi Zindabad slogan rented the sky after Nehru-Gandhi family scion landed at Koliabhumora to hold the first road show in Tezpur on Wednesday afternoon, a section of party workers started shouting slogans for Bhupen Bora, the AICC general secretary who is a ticket aspirant from Tezpur.
But Gandhi’s road show failed to pull huge crowd as the people who were anxiously waiting on the roadsides left for homes because of delay in the schedule.
Gandhi completed his road show in Tezpur only within a brief period of 20 minutes.
9 Nov 2017 - 9:08pm | AT News
Despite stringent measures and stepped up vigil rhino poaching refuses to die down in Kaziranga where the poachers have killed five pride of Assam during the last five days.
The poachers have killed yet another rhino on Thursday. The animal was killed for rhino on Thursday at Kohora range in the morning and the hornless carcass was discovered in the evening.
This is the fourth rhino pinching case in the world heritage site during the last five days
5 May 2014 - 4:42pm | AT News
Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said on Monday that the move for allowing arms to the villagers in the name of self defence would result in a disaster.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi, the former Union finance minister said that infusion of arms among the villagers would create nothing but civil war.
He further said that the government has been failing to firmly deal with the situation and that’s why, it is a move to surrender before the trouble mongers by allowing arms among the villagers.