Protest rally demands removal of Assam governor for having link with RSS

November 29, 2015 by  
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Protest rally demands removalGuwahati, November 28, 2015: In an unusual development, the ruling party of Assam has demanded removal of the state’s governor. Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Friday took out a protest rally across Guwahati against Governor PB Acharya alleging the governor to be involved in activities of the RSS and trying to divide people in the line of religion.

The APCC demanded the removal of Acharya within a month, while submitting a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee.

“We are demanding the removal of PB Acharya for acting and discharging functions like an agent of BJP and RSS. Even after complaining number of times, unfortunately, no action was taken so far. Recently the governor had made highly sensitive remarks publicly that ‘Hindustan is for Hindus’. Such statements have created serious repercussions not just in Assam but across the country,” said APCC president Anjan Dutta through the memorandum.

The APCC also said that the continuation of Acharya as a governor will bring divisions among the different communities of the state.

“The stay of the governor Acharya will bring division among the people of the state in the line of religion. He is the constitutional head of the state and he should behave accordingly but unfortunately, he is doing the opposite,” Dutta added.

The APCC will ‘do a ‘gherao’ at the Raj Bhawan on December 7 and if the governor is not removed within a month the APCC will stage protest in front of the Governor’s House every day.

Earlier, the governor came under severe criticism after his controversial remark ‘Hindustan is for Hindus’. During a book launch event in Raj Bhawan in Guwahati the governor had said, “Hindustan is for Hindus. There is nothing wrong with that. Hindus from different countries can stay here. They cannot be outsiders. There is nothing to be feared about that. But how to accommodate them is a big question and we should think about that”.

People from political parties and civilians have also expressed their displeasure at the statement of the governor.

AIUDF chief and MP Badruddin Ajmal termed it as an attack to the constitution. “Strongly condemn Assam governor’s statement. He is a constitutional authority and his statement is direct attack on the constitution,” tweeted Ajmal.

In another tweet the perfume baron said that though the governor has RSS background, now he is holding a constitutional post. “He shouldn’t try to polarise Assam before 2016 election,” Ajmal added.

Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), an influential peasants’ organization of the state has also condemned the Acharya. KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi said that such remarks clearly indicate that the governor wants to play politics in the name of religion.

– tcn

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