Golaghat, Sept. 5: The Assam state unit of the BJP today advocated capital punishment for poachers and said taht if it comes to power in the state, it would request the Centre to pass a legislation on it.
The announcement was made by state BJP president Sarbananda Sonowal at a press meet held here on the sidelines of a workers meet at Kaliabor Lok Sabha constituency.
“At a time when a lot of concern has been displayed by several organisations of the state on rhino killings, the presence of a large number of suspected Bangladeshi migrants has started to threaten the very existence of Kaziranga National Park, one of the oldest protected areas in the world and Assam’s pride and identity. But ironically, the state government has blatantly denied the issue as baseless rumours,” Sonowal said.
“If the chief minister was serious enough to deliver his constitutional duties to the people of Assam, then today’s volatile situation would not have arisen. People are starting to feel insecure. The chief minister, who is also the home minister of the state, is so busy controlling dissidents within the party that he has no time to look into the deteriorating law and order situation,” he added.
Addressing reporters, Sonowal alleged that the government doesn’t want the indigenous sons of the soil to get the right to land and, therefore, it was not bothered about providing Scheduled Tribe status to six ethnic communities of the state.
“It is because of the government’s policy of safeguarding illegal Bangladeshi migrants, around 30.44 lakh bighas of Assam is now under their possession, of which five lakh bighas are in Dhemaji district alone,” he alleged.