The former Assam Gana Parishad president and present Tezpur MLA Brindaban Goswami on December 20th, 2019, while expressing his strong resentment against the present party leaders, asked to quit the party if “they are unable to lead”.
Speaking to the media persons in Guwahati, the former state education minister said, “The grass root level workers want an answer from the party why did the party vote in favour of the Citizenship Amendment Act in the Rajya Sabha.”
Goswami further asked the present party leaders not to indulge in ‘blame game’ instead of fulfilling the responsibilities by leading the party in the right direction.
Expressing his concern over the existential identity of the Assamese community, he urged the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to act for the greater interest of the people of the state.
The AGP has faced the wrath of the people across the state over its role following the parliament passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill on December 11th, 2019.
The act seeks to grant Indian citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Christians, Buddhists and Parsis, who have become victims of religious persecution in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh and entered into India on or before December 31st, 2014 and lived without proper documentation.
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