CAA Protest: The All Assam Students Union (AASU) has been continuously protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma, who traveled five kilometers by helicopter to join a program to avoid these protests. The event was organized to pay tribute to the late BJP MLA Rajan Borthakur.
Even after reaching Tezpur from Guwahati on Saturday by helicopter, Sharma could not reach the venue at Ghoramari due to AASU protests. The protesters blocked the National Highway 15 between Tezpur and Ghoramari, protesting the minister's visit and raised slogans against the amended Citizenship Act. Eventually, Sharma had to go by helicopter once again to reach the venue. A tribute ceremony was organized by local BJP workers from Rangpara constituency led by Tezpur MP Pallab Lochan Das.
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Indication of formation of a new political party
Thousands of people took to the streets in Assam on Sunday to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and vowed to protest until the law was withdrawn. The opposition Congress had embarked on an 800-kilometer march from Sadia to Dhubri on 22 December, which reached Golaghat and was attended by thousands. The protest against the CAA led to a large demonstration in Nalbari, where noted singer Zubin Garg signaled the formation of a new regional political party ahead of the 2021 assembly election.
'Congress, AGP, BJP all cheated us'
CAA Protest: Zubin said, "Congress, AGP and BJP have all cheated us. We have to think of something new. If needed we will form our own party and contest elections. ”Protests were also held against the CAA in Guwahati, Baksa, Dhekiajuli, Goalpara, Karbi Anglong, Bokajan, Howrahghat, Naharkatiya, Amaguri, Doom Doomka, Kampur, Rangiya, Barpeta, and Bokaghat. Protesters protesting against the CAA demanded the release of their leader Akhil Gogoi, who was arrested during the protest.