Guwahati: The Assam NRC Final Draft which was published on Monday has become a topic of debate and contention among members of different political parties of the nation. The Rajya Sabha turned chaotic when BJP President Amit Shah was asked to discuss the NRC of Assam. The opposition created such a ruckus that Chairman Venkaiah Naidu was forced to adjourn the upper house of the Parliament.
A number of political parties protested outside the Parliament accusing that the BJP is trying to make Indian citizens refugees in their own country. Congress Spokesperson Anand Sharma also lashed out at Amit Shah for his statement on Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the Assam Accord.
“Rajiv Gandhi signed the Assam Accord in 1985. NRC is the soul of Assam Accord. They didn’t have the courage to implement it, we had. The Accord said remove all illegal immigrants,” Amit Shah had said.
Shah’s comments had triggered the opposition which created such a commotion that the BJP President could not finish his speech.
Today as the Rajya Sabha session began, Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that he was upset over yesterday’s happenings at the Rajya Sabha and would not like to witness similar incidents. He also reminded the members that the Chairman has the right to adjourn the house.
But the Congress-led opposition seems to be on a battle-mode in opposing the speech on NRC by Amit Shah. Congress Spokesperson Anand Sharma said that if Shah speaks, the Congress will walk out of the House.
Amit Shah had yesterday criticized the Congress over its stand on opposing the NRC. Shah said that the NRC Draft publication was a Supreme Court exercise and asked if the Congress was trying to protect the Bangladeshis in the northeastern state.
Right from the time, the Final Draft of the NRC has been published, opposition parties have lambasted the BJP government both at Centre and Assam. Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that the NRC will lead to a “civil war”.