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APCC cautions Dispur on NRC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 16: The State Congress has demanded Dispur to ensure that the me of no genuine Indian citizen is dropped from the NRC and make the framework agreement reached between the Centre and NSCN(IM) on greater galim public at the earliest.

Congress’ steering committee met at Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati on Monday. The meeting took a number of important proposals. The State PCC spelt it out in no uncertain terms for the government that the me of no genuine Indian citizen is dropped from the NRC that should not also include the me of any foreigner. The NRC should be updated in accordance with the Assam Accord, the APCC said, and added: “Dispur should desist from misleading people on NRC update. Along with the State Government, some organizations have also been meddling on the issue of NRC update so as to mislead people. We caution Dispur not to do politics on NRC update.”

The framework agreement signed by the Centre and the NSCN(IM) in 2015 should be made public, the meeting said, and added: “The Centre and Dispur should make their respective stands on greater galim public. We’re not ready to compromise interest of Assam. The government should see that not even an inch of Assam land is conceded to galand under any circumstances, failing which we’re ready to stage a mass agitation.”

The meeting hailed AICC president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi for the win of Congress candidate from Gurdaspur by-poll in Punjab with a wide margin. The meeting also appealed to Rahul Gandhi to lead the party as its president, a proposal taken up by the party’s general body meet of the State PCC on October 8 this year. The meeting also decided to hold a number of meetings in the State in the run-up to the panchayat elections slated for 2018.

Present at today’s meeting were APCC president Ripun Bora, former chief minister Tarun Gogoi and other senior leaders of the party.

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