Assam CM Slams I.N.D.I.A. Alliance, Warns of Press Freedom Threat

Assam’s Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, has taken a critical stance on the opposition’s I.N.D.I.A. alliance, branding it an “arrogant” alliance and accusing them of wanting to undermine Sanatana Dharma.

This development comes in the wake of the opposition’s announcement of a nationwide boycott of TV shows featuring 14 news anchors.

Addressing the media, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa remarked, “Today, the I.N.D.I.A. alliance has chosen to boycott certain journalists. The same individuals who advocated for freedom of speech are now displaying intolerance by boycotting journalists and news anchors. If these individuals assume power, their first inclination will be to impose press censorship, much like the events of 1975. They are merely replicating a pattern, and they will do so again if given the opportunity.”

Sarma further alleged that the opposition not only targeted Sanatana Dharma but is now also directing their attacks toward the press.

“They are systematically dismantling various institutions associated with Bharat, one by one,” Sarma emphasized.

Sarma’s remarks shed light on the escalating tensions between the ruling party and the opposition, painting a picture of a political landscape rife with divisions.

The I.N.D.I.A. alliance, formed by the opposition, has been gaining momentum in recent months, and this exchange underscores the deep ideological differences at play. While the alliance’s supporters argue for a change in leadership and policies, Sarma’s statements highlight concerns over potential curbs on freedom of the press and the protection of cultural and religious traditions.

As the political discourse heats up, observers are keenly watching for any further developments, as this clash of ideologies continues to shape the narrative in Assam and beyond. It remains to be seen how these dynamics will influence the upcoming elections and the broader political landscape in the region.