Only foreigners, not Indians worried sick about NRC: Dass
BJP mass rallies lined up in minority areas
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 8: The BJP Assam Pradesh is going to hold as many as four mass rallies in areas predomited by minorities in the State. Besides State Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal, a number of top tiol leaders of the party are going to address the rallies.
Such rallies are believed to have their significance in a state where panchayat and Lok Sabha polls are forthcoming. In sync with such a backdrop, the State Minority Morcha of the party has geared itself up to form all its ictive booth committees afresh so as to infuse fresh vigour in them before the polls. The party has also asked the Morcha to ensure that all schemes and projects meant for minorities in the State reach the target beneficiaries.
BJP Assam Pradesh president Ranjit Kumar Dass said that only the foreigners, not Indians were worried sick about the NRC. He said this while taking part at the executive meeting of the State BJP Minority Morcha in Guwahati on Monday, Dass said: “No Indian has any reason to be scared of the NRC being updated. In fact, no Indian is a worried sick about NRC, but foreigners staying in illegally in the State essentially are. Even if the me of any genuine Indian doesn’t figure in the part NRC draft, there are a whole lot of opportunities to get that me included. While the BJP has only one stand on NRC, the Congress has many. The stands of Congress leaders, including former chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, MP Sushmita Dev, APCC president Ripun and others on NRC meet nowhere near, not by a long shot.”
Minority Morcha’s executive meeting took three resolutions – it thanked the Centre and Dispur for publication of the first part NRC draft and said that the people of the State have come to know the futility of the propaganda on NRC by the Opposition parties in the State. The meeting welcomed the landmark directive of the Supreme Court of India on divorce of Muslim women and criticized the move being taken by the Congress and other parties for putting hurdles in the process of ecting a law towards that end. The meeting also decided to revive its branches that have been ictive by January 30.
State BJP general secretary Dilip Saikia said: “Leaders and workers of the Minority Morcha have to work hard in order to make the central and state schemes meant for minorities benefit the target people. The Morcha should also work hard so as to lure more members to it from the minority communities in the State.”
Minority Morcha general secretary Matiur Rahman said: “As many as four mass rallies have been lined up by the party in minority predomited areas in the presence of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal. The rallies are to be addressed by a number of tiol leaders as well.”
The meeting, presided over by Morcha president Muktar Hussain Khan, was attended, among others, by office-bearers, AMDA chairman Muminul Aowal, MLA Numal Momin and district presidents.