AASU demands CM’s resignation

GUWAHATI, Dec 15 – Members of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) resorted to 30-hour hunger strike from 7 am today in all the district headquarters of the State demanding resignation of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. In Guwahati, members of the students’ body resorted to hunger strike on the banks of Dighalipukhuri.

In a release here today, Sankar Prasad Roy and Tapan Kumar Gogoi, president and general secretary respectively of the AASU, said that the students’ organization would continue its movement demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister.

The AASU alleged that the Congress Government in Assam, in a bid to protecting the interests of Bangladeshi nationals, suspended the process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of 1951. The Government has gone against the future of the State by supporting construction of mega dams including the Subansiri dam project.

The involvement of the Government in the financial scam in North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council has now been proved and as the Minister in charge of the Finance Department, the Chief Minister cannot escape his responsibility for the scam, the AASU said. The AASU further said that under the circumstances, the Chief Minister should quit honourably.

Meanwhile, the North East Students’ Organization (NESO), the umbrella organization of the students’ bodies of the NE states, will stage protest demonstration in all the states of the region in protest against atrocities on the students of the region in Delhi.

The NESO, in a release, said that the Chief Ministers of the NE states must put pressure on the Centre and on the Government of Delhi to ensure security of the students of the region. The students’ body pointed out that the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh himself assured the NESO that all necessary steps would be taken to ensure security of the students’ of the region but he did not fulfill his assurance. The NESO demanded that the Prime Minister should keep his word.