Amid protest against Citizenship Bill, AASU hints ay launching new political party
Assam : The All Assam Students Union (AASU), which has been protesting against the passage of Citizenship Bill on the front, has announced that they will soon be launching a political party along with 'Shilpi Samaj' (artists' forum) as an alternative to fight against the policies of BJP and AGP.
Popular singer Zubeen Garg, while addressing a protest meet, said that they are thinking of launching a political party, AASU president Dipanka Nath seconded him saying, "we are now thinking in that direction".
"We are in talks with Silpi Samaj (artists' forum) and also discussing with people of Assam to think about an alternative. With your (people's) permission, we will not hesitate one bit to go in that direction (of launching a political party).
"AASU will remain apolitical. But, in the interest of the people, along with Silpi Samaj we are ready to go in that direction," Nath said to loud cheers from thousands of people at the event.
Lashing out at the state government, the AASU president said, "They have unleashed their oppressive machinery on people killing five minor students and injuring many others with bullets. It is clear that the Sarbananda Sonowal government will be brought down."
The AASU president accused AGP of "betraying" the people of the state and said the Congress was also "equally bad".