BJP warns AAMSU on NRC

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 22: The BJP Assam Pradesh has warned All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) not to broker for Bangladeshis staying illegally in the State.

The ruling party in the State has alleged that the minority students’ union has been holding frequent meetings in minority-domited areas in the State when the draft NRC is going to be published.

In a statement issued on Sunday, State BJP Minority Morcha general secretary Matiur Rahman said that designs of AAMSU made it crystal clear that they were against Assam becoming free from foreigners. “The governments at the Centre and in the State have been updating NRC in accordance with a directive from the Supreme Court of India. The AAMSU has been out to mislead people on NRC update saying that the mes of genuine Indian citizens will find no place in the NRC. We’ve condemned it and asked it to stay away from making any such bid. The speeches delivered by the leaders of the students’ body at Bijni on Saturday make it clear that the students’ body doesn’t want Assam becoming free from foreigners. The students’ body should look back its history since its inception before terming a chief minister and a minister of his Cabinet brokers. The students’ union was born only to give Bangladeshis staying illegally in the State a protective shield. The people of Assam still remember facts like the AAMSU opposing the Assam Agitation and Assam Accord, besides backing the now-abrogated IM(DT) Act, a controversial piece of legislation ected in the State. Should we remind AAMSU leaders their speeches when Sarbanda Sonowal was successful in getting the IM(DT) Act abrogated by challenging its legality in the Supreme Court of India. Should we also remind them as to for whom they brokered? The AAMSU was parallel to the Congress in putting hurdles in the move to abrogate the IM(DT) Act. The leaders of the AAMSU are shaky as successful update of the NRC will put an end their love for Bangladeshis illegally staying in the State,” said Matiur Rahman.

Rahman also said that the BJP was prepared not to allow any genuine Indian citizen to be left out of the NRC being updated now. Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal made his stand clear that in the event of the me of any genuine Indian not figuring in NRC, he/she would get enough opportunities to get that corrected in the fil NRC, he said.

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