GUWAHATI, Aug 6: The Assam Pradesh BJP on Saturday urged the All Tai Ahom Students’ Union (ATASU) to withdraw its recent statements made against the party’s women wing president Angoorlata Deka. The ruling party exclaimed that ATASU’s recent comment was uncalled for and unfortunate.
Addressing the press persons at the party’s headquarters here, BJP spokesperson Lakhya Konwar and Thowra legislator Sushanta Borgohain reiterated that the BJP has equal respect for all religions, caste and communities of the state. “The BJP-led alliance state government has been relentlessly working for all-round development of all the communities. Under this given situation, alleging BJP leader Angoorlata Deka of making derogatory remarks against the Ahom community is nothing other than a conspiracy plotted by certain miscreants,” the duo said.
Recently, a video went viral on social media in which BJP women wing president Angoorlata Deka was seen leading a protest march and shouted ‘Ahom Jati Murdabad’ slogans. Expressing displeasure over the highly circulated video, various organisations belonging to the Ahom community staged series of protests in different parts of the state demanding unconditional apology which otherwise they forewarned ban on Deka from visiting the upper Assam districts.
Expressing concern over the fresh twist of the controversy, BJP spokesperson Konwar further said that on July 29, last, the ruling party staged protest demonstrations across the nation condemning INC leader Adhir Ranjan Choudhury’s derogatory remark against newly elected President Draupadi Murmu. Hence, he said, “The Pradesh BJP too carried out a protest rally in Guwahati on the same day. In a video of that protest rally, some unscrupulous elements added a slogan against the Ahom community. As such, the Pradesh BJP has already lodged an FIR at the Dispur police station and urged the administration to nab the culprits.”