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There will be no ‘Miya Museum’ in Assam, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

Demow: During a recent visit to Upper Assam, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that there will no ‘Miya museum’ in Assam as long as the ruling BJP party is in power.

Responding to allegations that the DRSC had more BJP members than Congress or AIUDF ones, Sarma said, “Look, the MLAs might have been in the DRSC, but that does not mean that they were a part of the discussion. Anyways, no matter who signed the recommendation, there will be no Miya museum in Assam,” he said.

Sarma also prophesied that the BJP party will win around 100 seats in the upcoming polls in Assam.

Welcoming the new regional parties to Assam politics, the Minister said, “I welcome the organizations to take part in active politics. Be it AJP or Raijor Dal, they ahould all participate. Then only they will understand the challenge of contesting in politics,” the Minister said.

Also Read: Assam: Congress leader Debabrata Saikia says ‘Char Culture’ and ‘Miya Culture’ are not the same, slams BJP for “politicizing issue”

Congress MLA from Baghbar constituency (under Barpeta district), Sherman Ali Ahmed last week proposed the Assam government to establish the museum for the Muslims living in Char-Chaporis of the state at the famed Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra in Guwahati.

Rejecting the proposal of setting up of the museum in Char-Chaporis (Riverine Islands), Sarma said that there is no separate identity and culture of the Muslims living in Char Anchal (Riverine areas) of Assam as most of the people had migrated from Bangladesh.

“In my understanding, there is no separate identity-and culture in Char Anchal of Assam as most of the people had migrated from Bangladesh. Obviously, in Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakhetra, which is the epitome of Assamese culture, we will not allow any distortion. Sorry MLA Sahab,” the Minister wrote in a tweet.

Sherman Ali Ahmed in his letter to the Director of Museums in Assam said that the proposed museum was recently recommended by the DRSC (Departmentally Related Standing Committee of Assam assembly) on Education in its 47th Report on Art and Culture.

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