Amid growing tensions in Assam against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill, Assamese actor Jatin Bora on Thursday resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party. Jatin Bora, who is also the chairperson of the state-run Assam State Film Finance Development Corporation, had extended support to those protesting the bill.
Assam singing sensation Zubeen Garg had also appealed actor and Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) member Jatin Bora to resign from the Bharatiya Janata Party as a mark of protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
Replying to Zubeen’s comment, Bora said "My language (Assamese) and my culture (Assamese) is everything for me. Whatever I am today is all because of the people of Assam. I respect each and every stand of the Assamese people taken in a bid to safeguard the community, its land, language, and culture."
On being asked about the alleged silence of Bora when the artist’s society is dissenting their voices against the Bill, Zubeen said to The Sentinel, “Jatin took a job by joining BJP. I don’t know about him (Jatin) but had I been in his position, I would have resigned right away for the love of my community even if I had been a minister.”