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Wednesday , July 2 , 2014
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Tai Ahom students back CM

Sivasagar, July 1: The All Tai Ahom Students’ Union (Atasu) has condemned MLAs Jayanta Malla Baruah, Pijush Hazarika and minister of state for co-operation and border areas development Siddique Ahmed, for terming the organisation communal.

The trio had expressed their displeasure at the memorandum submitted by several Ahom organisations to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, supporting Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s chief ministership.

The three, who allegedly belong to the group of dissidents in the Congress Legislature Party, had termed the move communal.

Ahmed had said it was unfortunate for the Ahom organisations to favour a chief minister on communal lines.

The adviser to the union, Ashwini Chetia, told reporters here today that the organisation was not a B-team of the Congress party, as alleged by Pijush Hazarika.

Chetia clarified that the organisation had not supported Gogoi on communal lines. “The people of Assam had given their verdict on Tarun Gogoi and only they have the right to remove him from office. A few immature and disgruntled politicians cannot defy the people’s verdict.”

On June 23, several Ahom organisations submitted a memorandum to Sonia Gandhi saying Gogoi was acceptable to the people of Assam as, “he can guide the Congress and the governmentin the Assembly elections in 2016.”