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Opposition parties in Assam seek meeting with PM Modi, warns of volatile situation over CAA

First Published: 5th March, 2024 18:19 IST

The UOFA deems it urgent to apprise the PM about the volatile situation likely to arise in Assam in the coming days, the letter added.

Opposition parties in Assam on Tuesday sought an appointment with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his upcoming visit to the state regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act.

Assam Congress Chief Bhupen Borah, who is also the president of the United Opposition Forum of Assam (UOFA) which represents 16 opposition parties, wrote a letter seeking an appointment with the Prime Minister.

“There is a strong perception among the people of Assam irrespective of caste, creed and political affiliation that the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 will put in danger the culture, history, socio-economic condition, social fabric and identity of Assamese people,” Borah said in the letter.

“Moreover, the said Act will go to nullify the historic Assam Accord of 1985, which is regarded as the lifeline of Assamese people,” it added.

“The UOFA deems it urgent to apprise the PM about the volatile situation likely to arise in Assam in the coming days”, the letter added.

The letter further mentioned that the protests against the CAA in 2019-20, before the outbreak of COVID-19, in the state, during which five persons were killed and several others injured. As responsible opposition Political parties we are duty bound to raise the voices of people

Earlier also the opposition parties have sought an appointment with Modi opposition parties have sought an appointment with Modi.

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