Guwahati, January 12, 2020:
By: Himashree Deka
Veer Lachit Sena leader Shrinkhal Chaliha said that a new regional party will be formed in Assam in order to overthrow the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government by 2021.
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Speaking with Inside Northeast, Shrinkhal Chaliha said, “This government has disregarded the democratic protests happening across the country. Due to this very attitude, a new regional party will be formed by 2021 to overthrow the BJP government. Already they have lost their place in upper and lower Assam districts. Their existence is confined to the Barak valley.”
It may be mentioned here that Shrinkhal was among the ones arrested for protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). He said, “I was arrested in all fake charges like waging war against the Government. I was arrested just for protesting against the contentious CAA. But the people of Assam will continue to fight for our rights.”
He also extended his heartfelt gratitude to the Anti-CAA protesters for coming out in unity and continuing their agitation despite the government’s efforts to quell the opposition.
It may be mentioned here that Shrinkhal Chaliha was arrested by police from Dibrugarh on December 23 and was kept at the Barpeta jail in Assam. However, he was granted bail by the Gauhati High Court on Friday.
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