As News Arrives, Cotton Univ Celebrates Its “Very Own CM” | India News
GUWAHATI: The Cotton college – old Cotton college – the fraternity was ecstatic after receiving the news that its most popular student union leader of the late 1980s became the 15th chief minister of Assam.
One of the breeding grounds of future politicians, Cotton The university produced six former chief ministers of Assam – Gopinath Bordoloi, Mahendra Mohan Choudhury, Sarat Chandra Singha, Jogendra Nath Hazarika, Hiteswar Saikia and Bhumidhar Barman – in the post-independence era. Despite the fact that Cotton’s students played an influential role across the state’s political spectrum from the beginning, a cotton man had not been able to grace the prime minister’s chair in Assam since 1996. Himanta Biswa Sarma is scheduled to take office as the new prime minister on Monday, alumni and students from the leading institution of higher education alike have placed high hopes on him, which is much broader than transforming the state’s educational landscape.
“He (Himanta) had a great zeal to work for students and society. On his initiative, Cotton College was announced as a Center of Excellence. It was through his efforts that Cotton College was transformed into a university. With a lot of work, he came a long way to becoming a staunch Northeast politician and the new CM is our own CM, ”said Jagadish Dutta, General Secretary of the Cotton Alumni Association. He hoped that under Himanta’s leadership, Assam would become one of the three main states in the country.
Himanta received severe criticism from Cotton residents, who took the lead in escalating protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) when the legislation was passed in December 2019, yet many said they trusted the law. Himanta’s faith at Cotton University, despite differences on a number of political issues. In addition to being a front-line leader of the Assam All Students’ Union (Aasu), Himanta He was Secretary General of the Cotton College Union Society (CCUS) three times in 1988-89, 1989-90 and 1991-1992.
The titular general secretary of the Cotton University Students Union, Rahul Bordoloi, said for personal reasons that they never attacked Himanta. However, he said that on socio-political issues such as CAA, Cotton residents will continue to be firm in their position. “We are proud of the promotion of Himanta Biswa Sarma to the post of Prime Minister. He likes his alma mater and we consider him our tutor, ”said Bordoloi, a frontier from the university’s Sitanath Brahma Choudhury hostel, where Himanta spent a significant period of her student life.
The general students, who were unable to take to the streets to celebrate the occasion, were equally jubilant after the end of the week-long dilemma over Assam’s new CM. “Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, three-time secretary general of CCUS, paved his way from being a popular student leader to the 15th prime minister of Assam. How does he approach the subject of the CAA and also the implementation of Clause 6 of the Agreement on Assam? What we are looking for. From now on, we expect an eligible cabinet under your leadership that plans and works to confront the pandemic that has affected our state, “said Rahul Gupta, fourth-semester graduate student at the state University.