After facing lot of protest from opposition parties in Assam as well as powerful student organisation AASU ( All Assam Student Organisation), Congress government in Assam has decided to organise rallies in Assam in order to educate about the recent “land swap” deal with Bangladesh.
While opposition parties, AGP ( Assam Gana Parishad) and BJP ( Bharatiya Janata Party), has been claiming that government has given away land to Bangladesh, Congress Government has maintained that it has gained land from Bangladesh, not ceded any.
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, AGP leader and former two time CM of Assam had staged a token protest against the land deal at Gandhi Mondop in Guwahati.
On the other hand, Congress government has maintained that, this deal has solved the border issue with Bangladesh and will pave way for sealing the boarder with Bangladesh. It may be mentioned that, sealing the border with Bangladesh has been always emotive issue in Assam to prevent influx of Bangladeshi immigrants.
Congress state government has asked to convene special session of assembly after Durga Puja to discuss this land swap deal with Bangladesh. Pankaj Bora, media advisor of Taruk Gogoi, said of the Congress Legislature Party, office-bearers of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, district presidents of the Congress and the legislators of the Boroland People’s Front was held in the central hall of the State Assembly to discuss the issue.
He further informed that the meeting, which was also attended by APCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita, decided to hold a mass rally in Guwahati on Sunday next, which would be followed by rallies in different parts of the state to make the people aware of the policies and schemes of the Government. He also said that the Congress has decided to gear up for the ensuing Panchayat polls in the State.