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Gogoi slams 'weak CM' Sonowal over Citizenship bill

  • Published at 11:49 pm January 16th, 2019
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
File photo of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Facebook

Gogoi stated the protest against the Citizenship Bill shall be continued till it is withdrawn

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday slammed incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for “failing to provide a strong leadership” while Assam is on the edge over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which was passed in India’s lower house of the parliament on January 8.

“Sarbananda Sonowal is a weak chief minister. If he does not take a strong stand on the bill today, Assam’s future certainly will be dark. I feel the people of Assam will be very unfortunate if the chief minister remains weak at this time,” Tarun Gogoi told reporters while participating in the Bohagi or Magh Bihu, an important agrarian festival of Assam.

“Sonowal has provided a weak leadership and for that, I believe, Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is most responsible. He (Sarma) is overlooking the aspirations and hopes of the people of Assam instead of fulfilling them,” the former chief minister added.

“Even if after all this, the chief minister does not wake up from his somnolence, people would realise that he was feigning ignorance about their plight for his own interest,” Gogoi added.

Finally, Gogoi stated the protest against the Citizenship Bill shall be continued till it is withdrawn.

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was introduced in India’s lower house in July, 2016 by the BJP government. The bill aims to provide citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who left Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh to escape religious persecution.

The bill also allows anyone belonging to the aforesaid religious communities who entered this country before December 31, 2014to seek citizenship in India. 

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