Addressing a press conference held on Monday, RSS Asom Khetra secretary Umesh Chakraborty said, “I don’t think the Hindu Bangladeshis are presently coming to Assam. But the Hindus who already came to India from Bangladesh should be given Indian citizenship. If the persecuted Hindus from other parts of the world don’t get shelter in India, where will they go? No Hindu is foreigner in India,” adding, “those who think for India, work for its development, consider the country as their motherland and can sacrifice his/her everything for this motherland are true Hindus.”
On the Silapathar incident, Chakraborty said “an evil force” was involved in the whole incident and that force is trying the malign the image of the RSS and the Assam government. “We have already condemned the incident in the strongest terms and demanded that the culprits be brought to book. We also thanked the State Police for arresting the Silapathar incident mastermind Subodh Biswas,” adding, “when he (Subodh Biswas) will be interrogated, many truths will be revealed.”
When asked whether the RSS had played any role in the formation of the government at Dispur, the Asom Khetra secretary denied any such role, but praised the State government for doing several good works since it came to power.
He further informed that different issues related to Assam were discussed in detail in the Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha held from March 19 to 21 in Coimbatore. In the Sabha, resolutions on issues like the rise in jehadi activities in West Bengal, attack on Hindu people in that State, role of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in all these issues, etc. were taken.
Besides Umesh Chakraborty, Uttar Asom Prant Prachar Pramukh Sankar Das and Uttar Asom Prant secretary Khagen Saikia were also present in the press meet.