Assam BJP claims PFI, Maoists involved in violent incidents during anti-CAA protests
Guwahati/IBNS: The Assam BJP has claimed that Popular Front of India (PFI), Maoists were involved in the recent violent incidents happened in the state during the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests.
Assam BJP unit president Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Thursday said during a press conference held in Guwahati that, the PFI activists and Maoists were actively involved in the violent incidents in the state during anti-CAA protests.
Dass also claimed that, the Maoists in the name of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) – an influenced farmers’ organisation of Assam, had burnt the house of BJP MLA Binod Hazarika at Chabua in Assam’s Tinsukia district.
“The Maoists burnt several government properties including treasury office, post office, panchayat office at Chabua area. We have confirmed that, some PFI activists are behind the agitation and they are actively working. In Guwahati, the PFI activists are active since long time and they are trying to create communal riots and working with their hidden agenda,” Ranjeet Kumar Dass said.
He further said that, the state government has already taken appropriate measures and picked up the culprits.
“We urged the government to take necessary action against the PFI and Maoists in Assam,” Ranjeet Kumar Dass said.
It is to be mentioned that, the Assam police had arrested two top office bearers of the Islamist organisation Popular Front of India (PFI) of Assam unit in connection with violence in Guwahati.
Police had arrested PFI Assam unit president Aminul Hoque and Mohammad Muzammil Hoque, the press secretary of the PFI.
On the other hand, NIA had arrested Akhil Gogoi – Assam peasant leader and advisor of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) in his alleged link with Maoists.
On the other hand, Assam state BJP will organise a party workers meet on Jan 4 in Guwahati to prepare an organisational strategy on how to tackle the ongoing situation triggered by the anti-CAA protests in the state.
The Assam BJP unit president said that, Assam BJP has organised a booth president sanmilan on Jan 4 at Khanapara in Guwahati.
Dass said, "25,000 booth presidents, 25,000 former booth presidents will take part in the meet. Apart from them, 14,000 elected representatives, 15,000 booth bahini presidents, 10,000 mahila bahini presidents will take part in the meet.
Altogether more than 70,000 core karyakartas of BJP will take part in the booth sanmilan. At that meeting, we will clarify what is our stand, what is the misconceptions, rumours are going on, what is the actual fact. After the meeting the BJP karyakartas will approach the people of Assam."
The Assam BJP unit president is hoping that, all misconceptions over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will be cleared following the meeting.
He further said that, to create the awareness among the people of the state, the state BJP has organised some programmes as like peace rally, development rally.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)
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