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Congress has no moral right to talk on NRC: BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Nov 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 18: The BJP Assam Pradesh has asked the Congress to get NRC issue right and find that it has no moral right to criticize the BJP-led government at Dispur on that issue.

Briefing media at Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bhawan, State BJP spokespersons Muminul Aowal and Promod Swamy hit back at the Congress for the latter criticizing the BJP-led government at Dispur on NRC. They said the Congress government in Assam had taken long five years just to prepare an NRC pilot project after the decision for NRC update had been taken at a tripartite talk in 2005. While implementing the pilot project in Barpeta and Chhaygaon, a section of people created troubles in Barpeta, leading to a total halt to the move, they said, adding that the Barpeta incident had prompted the Supreme Court of India to intervene. “There are allegations that the Congress had an unholy nexus with Bangladesh to stall the NRC pilot project in Barpeta,” Aowal said.

According to the BJP duo, though the BJP is in power at the Centre and in the State, NRC update work is going on under the supervision of the Apex Court. “With the publication of draft NRC nearing, the Congress sees only a pitch dark. The Congress doesn’t want solution to any problems relating to the minorities so as to keep its vote bank intact, let alone NRC update. Former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi should make public what steps his government took on NRC update in the past 15 years,” Aowal said.

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