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Himanta Biswa Sarma announces ‘Bikash Ninad’ to counter AASU’s ‘Bajra Ninad’

Himanta Biswa Sarma announces ‘Bikash Ninad’ to counter AASU’s ‘Bajra Ninad’

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Guwahati, February 9, 2019:

Assam’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced a ‘Bikash Ninad’ (scream of development) to counter the All Assam Students’ Union’s (AASU) ‘Bajra Ninad’ at Chandsari today while addressing a large crowd of BJP supporters.

Biswa Sarma, while mocking the black flag protestors of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, said that the supporters of the Bill who were present at Changsari to witness the ‘bhoomi pujan’ of the new AIIMS had “white hearts”, thus implying that protestors of the Bill were “black-hearted” and thus, lacking in character and integrity.

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Blowing his own trumpet, Biswa Sarma, while enumerating the achievements of the administration, took potshots at the indigenous students’ organization AASU and said that the BJP will counter their protests with projects which will bring prosperity to the state.

From Himanta Biswa Sarma’s speech, it is clear that the BJP, and especially Sarma, view the protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill as a personal quarrel with the organizations and leaders behind the protests.

The victims of this personal vendetta of Biswa Sarma will no doubt be the indigenous people of the state and the Finance Minister’s words have made it clear that despite building many bridges (in Dhola-Sadia, Bogibeel, Saraighat) in the region, the BJP-administration is yet to build a bridge to peoples’ hearts.