Himanta blasts his critics on CAB
GUWAHATI: Speaking at a function held at Sarusujai Stadium where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) felicitated the newly-appointed panchayat and zilla parishad members, BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma hit his critics with questions and arguments.
"For the past few days there have been protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. We tell them that we won't compete with you, we can also give a clarion call but our call would be for development. We have been entrusted to work and so the BJP has no time to waste for such protests. If you want to protest have some courage and go to char areas and protest. Why names were not cut from NRC in Dhubri and Goalpara? Why there was a business of legacy data? You don't have the courage to raise these questions because you have become secular. The more you try to make this state insecure the more we will use Clause 6 of the Assam Accord and make it an invincible fort for the indigenous people," thundered the minister.
Further hammering his critics Himanta questioned, "Where were the protesters when the daughters of the state were raped and murdered? They have to answer this question. I want to ask them this question: were not those victims your mothers and daughters?"
The minister also read the names of Satras (Vaishnavite learning centres) that have been taken over or the land has been occupied by the Bengali Muslims. He stressed that nobody talks about these things and there are no protests.
Himanta Biswa Sarma