Assam: BJP Don’t Want Votes From Miya: CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday claimed that his party don’t want votes from Miyas as they are involved in many activities to distort Assamese culture and the Assamese language.

During India Today Conclave 2021, CM Sarma claimed that Muslims who illegally entered in the state are reason behind the loss identity, culture and land of the state.

He also said that because the number of immigrant Muslims is increasing, the encroachments taking place in the state.

“Many Assamese people think this way. This process started before Independence. I am carrying this burden of history with me,” the chief minister added.

“There is no hate narrative in Assam. We evicted them because there is land of 77,000 acres. 1,000 families cannot occupy this land. Our policy is that one family cannot occupy land more than 2 acres. We have to give land to many people. We have to evict people if they encroach upon land. Eviction is a continuous process. Local Assamese people are also being evicted. No communalisation on this,” CM Himanta Biswa Sarma during India Today Conclave 2021.

Earlier, Terming the incident which took place in Darrang district of Assam during an eviction driver as a sorry state of affairs and a ‘big tragedy’, the Gauhati high court on Thursday has asked the BJP led state government to file a detailed affidavit on the eviction drive. During hearing a PIL filed by the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in Assam assembly, Debabrata Saikia and a suo motu petition taken up the court in the matter, the court has asked the state government to file the affidavit with three weeks.

Saikia in his prayer has sought the court to put a stay on the eviction drive and to direct the state government to provide compensation and to follow rehabilitation norms. The high court also asked whether the state government believed that the National Rehabilitation Policy was not applicable in Assam and directed it to file a detailed affidavit in the matter within three weeks.

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