West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi fears state demography might turn like Assam Expressing concern over the changing demographic pattern in the country, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today warned that the "situation in the state might turn like Assam, if not controlled." "The situation in Assam is not reversible. The situation in Meghalaya and nearby states will also not be reversible if not controlled now. Bengal's situation might also become like that of Assam," he said at a programme to mark the birth anniversary of Jan Sangh founder Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. The issue is not of religion but of nationality, he said adding that "separatist mentality is developing in our minds. If this is allowed to increase, the country might reach a point where it might get divided," the Governor said.