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Assam State Government warns Trinamool Congress (TMC) of Tough Stand

Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 3: The Assam Government has said that if the TMC makes any fresh attempt to fish in troubled waters in Assam in the post-NRC scenario, it will have to take a tough stand against the party.

Talking to the media on the incident of sending back a TMC delegation from Kumbirgram airport on the outskirts of Silchar in Cachar district on Thursday, State Parliamentary Affairs, Transport and Industries Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said: “The TMC isn’t thinking about the national security. The party has its eyes set on the political mileage it can derive from the post-NRC situation in Assam. If the party makes any fresh attempt to fish in troubled waters in Assam, Dispur won’t have any alternative but to take a tough stand against the party. There’s no misunderstanding among various communities and ethnic groups in Assam in post-NRC. They’re living in complete harmony.”

Patowary said: “West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s stand on NRC goes squarely against Assam. The people of Assam know how to live in harmony and co-exist. The TMC doesn’t know the exact problem of Assam. The party is out to paint a grim picture of Assam in rest of India and the world.”

The final draft of the NRC has left over 40 lakh people in Assam in a state of shock and disbelief as their names were left out of the final draft.

It may be mentioned that, out of the 3.29 Crore people over 40 lakh people have been left out even though the NRC officials have officially clarified that those whose names have not been included will not be declared as foreigners.

The officials further clarified that no punitive action will be taken against them. Registrar General of India, Shailesh stated before the Media on Monday that, “Whoever does not have name will get opportunity to file claim/ objections under adequate time. Those left out will have the option to file online application in NRC website or visit a NRC Seva Kendra.”