By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sep 5: The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has slammed the State Government for protecting the illegal Bangladeshi nationals for its vote bank politics.
Addressing reporters here on Wednesday, AGP general secretary Durga Das Boro said the State Government should implement the Assam Accord to stop influx of Bangladeshi nationals into the State. “The State Government should also start updating the NRC (National Register of Citizens) without further delay. The NRC Directorate at Dispur is being run without a full-fledged director. It’s really unfortunate,” he said.
Boro further said, “About 36,750 illegal Bangladeshis detected in the State under the Foreigners Tribunal and the now defunct IMDT Act in the last ten years are currently absconding. This reflects the State Government’s lackadaisical attitude toward stamping out the illegal immigration problem in the State.”
“Given the slow pace of work, the State Government will not be able to complete the NRC update process in the next three years as claimed by the Chief Minister recently,” he added.
The AGP would not compromise with the issue of illegal infiltration into the State and would continue to raise their voice against the issue, Boro said.