"I want to tell the people who are roaring from the Latasil field and Chandmari fields that the BJP is over. If (the protests against 'CAA' at) Latasil is a baby, our rally is the father", said Assam's BJP Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, while addressing a gathering of BJP supporters at Khanapara. "These are the booth leaders only, the karyakartas are sitting at home....that is another story", the Minister further continued.
With these statements, the BJP leader was referring to the recent protests against the amendment of the Citizenship Act, held recently at the Latasil and Chandmari grounds in Guwahati, which were attended by thousands upon thousands of people, to express their resentment for the 'CAA'.
The Minister, issuing warnings to the people participating in the protests, said,"I want to tell these people, read the history of the Assam Agitation...the agitation was successful because it was peaceful and non-violent."
Biswa Sarma, taking a swipe at the leadership of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), said that the BJP would battle the AASU and its allies in the political arena. "There might be two views regarding the C(a)B -- somebody might hate it, somebody might love it. This is a what happens in a democratic country. However, if in the name of protests, somebody begins harboring dreams of becoming CM, or forming a political party, we will answer them in the arena of politics."
Meanwhile, the AASU leadership, including the Chief Adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya, has claimed that the Assam Government is attempting to curb the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act by orchestrating 'secret killings'.
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