| Congress workers at the rally in Golaghat on Friday. Picture by UB Photos |
Golaghat, Sept. 6: A large number of Congress workers, under the aegis of its Gomariguri, Padumoni and Golaghat block Congress committees, today took out a rally here against the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity. They alleged that the organisation was creating law and order problems and disturbing peace in the district.
The Congress workers, numbering more than 1,000, first gathered at the office of the Golaghat district unit and took out a procession around the town.
They then proceeded towards deputy commissioner Julie Sonowal’s office and staged a demonstration outside it.
The protesters shouted slogans like “KMSS hushiyar” and “Stop vandalism” during the rally. The organisers said it has become a common trend for the KMSS to extort money from people, using the RTI Act as a tool to defame them.
They accused the KMSS of siphoning off money from them.
The Congress activists alleged that the KMSS is trying to disrupt the process of development in the state.
Addressing the rally, Gunin Bordoloi, the president of Gomariguri block Congress committee, said: “The KMSS has started a campaign to malign the reputation of innocent and established citizens by lodging FIRs in baseless cases and this inauspicious trend needs to be stopped.”
The protesters accused the KMSS of daring to malign the sanctity of Sri Athkelia namghar (community prayer hall) by bringing about fake charges of financial anomalies in its reconstruction.
On August 20, the police and CRPF jawans resorted to a lathicharge and burst tear gas shells to disperse a crowd supported by the Jorhat and Golaghat district units of the KMSS, protesting against financial anomalies by the management committee of Athkelia namghar.
A case has also been registered at Ghiladhari police station against the construction committee of the namghar.
The protesters submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner to take some prohibitory measures against KMSS so that it would not indulge in such derogatory activities.