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'Congress, AIUDF carrying out false campaign on NRC'
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 7: The Assam Minority Development Board (AMDB) has alleged that the Congress and the AIUDF have been out to rumour monger on NRC in areas domited by minorities in the State.
Talking to the media at his office in Guwahati on Satruday, AMDB chairman Muminul Aowal said: “The Congress and the AIUDF leaders in the State have been out to spread false news among the minorities in the State that Dispur is going to seize all NRC-related documents with the Army. This campaign has been going on in the State for the past one-month-and-a-half. The modus operandi is such that the rumour mongers tell the panic-stricken minorities in gaon, Rupahi and Samaguri that the operation by the army is going on South Salmara. In Goalpara it is said that the operation by the Army is going on Hojai where it is said that the operation is underway on Goalpara. This is a meticulously planned campaign leaving the minorities to pass sleepless nights.”
Giving details of what former Congress MLA Ahmed said at the homage-paying meeting of former ABMSU president Lafiqul Islam recently, Aowal said: “Ahmed said the army would be set up in the State in minority-domited areas to seize their NRC documents in the me of search operations. Assam will be another Myanmar.”
Aowal said: “Taking cue from Siddeque Ahmed, LDMA leader Manjit Mahanta also delivered a speech to spread fear among the minorities in the State. Manjit Mahanta is working as the B team of the Congress and spreading fear among the minorities in every nook and corner in the State.”
Aowal said: “The Congress has all along been using the minorities in the State as its vote banks. After the signing of the Assam Accord, the Congress had been in power for long 20 years during which it failed to do anything worthwhile for the implementation of the Accord. However, the BJP, soon after coming to power in the State, is taking steps to solve the Assam Accord. NRC update work is going smoothly under the supervision of the Supreme Court of India. At a time when the NRC update work is at the fil stage with the draft NRC set to be published in December this year, the Congress and the AIUDF, besides a section of intellectuals, in the State are out to create law-and-order problems in the State against the wishes of the people. This is unfortute. This is not all. A section of people are doing the mischief by spreading false news on NRC update in the social media as well.”
Aowal cautioned Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora that if the latter did not restrain his party leaders to desist from such a false campaign on NRC update the Board would have no way out but to drag them to the court.
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