SHILLONG, April 11: The Centre’s decision to observe Digital India Day on Good Friday is aimed at diluting the secular fabric of the nation according to the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma who informed on Tuesday that his government is strongly opposed to the observance of this Day on Good Friday.
“I will be writing to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it is necessary for me to express concern on behalf of the people with special reference to the North East which have major chunk of Christian community,” Dr. Sangma said on Tuesday.
He said information to the Union Cabinet Secretary has also been accordingly sent from the official level of the state government.
Lambasting the NDA leadership, Dr. Sangma said that the Centre’s programmes are contrary to the whole principle and ideology of the nation adding “We have to be candid in asking what is their agenda.”
“The identification of dates – observing of Good Governance Day on Christmas and now Digital India Day on Good Friday – is it that they (BJP led NDA) are trying to marginalize the minority?” he said.
Stating that such decision will lead to unforeseen problems which will affect the overall peaceful coexistence of the people, Dr. Sangma said, “It will lead to creating a fertile soil for the ‘seed of hatred’ to germinate and flourish.”