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By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, April 21: AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal has come under fire for threatening to move the Supreme Court on the NRC update exercise, with the AASU and AGP describing him as a patron of illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators.
The Prabrajan Virodhi Manch said the AIUDF is trying to commulize the situation for its own political benefit.
In a statement, the AASU leadership warned Ajmal and said that for the sake of votes, the AIUDF supremo is shielding Bangladeshi infiltrators.
“Both Ajmal and Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi should be blamed for the uneasiness that has cast a shadow on the NRC update process. We won’t tolerate his (Ajmal’s) acts. If he approaches the Supreme Court, it will mean that he is against the NRC update exercise. We will not sit idle if he creates hurdles in the exercise,” the AASU said.
The AASU also alleged that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is trying to give citizenship status to Bangladeshi immigrants for the sake of votes.
Describing both Ajmal and Gogoi as patrons of Bangladeshi infiltrators, AGP president Atul Borah said if Ajmal goes to Supreme Court, it will be for political interests. “With an eye to the 2016 Assembly elections, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been soft on the influx issue. He knows that the Congress cannot win without Bangladeshi votes,” the AGP said.
Meanwhile, State Congress president Anjan Dutta said some quarters are spreading rumours to create misunderstanding. “They want to keep the religious and linguistic minority communities on the edge. No one should be apprehensive of the exercise. All genuine Indian citizens will be included in the NRC,” Dutta said. The State Congress has also formed a five-member cell to assist people on the NRC update procedure.
Upamanyu Hazarika of Prabrajan Virodhi Manch described as false and misleading the allegations of Ajmal that Indian Muslims are being targeted as illegal Bangladeshis.
“The statement has been made on the eve of the visit of the Home Ministry team which is inquiring into the complaints of tampering of origil NRC documents/register by inclusion of new mes which were not there in 1951. The threat to approach the Supreme Court has malafide intention and is aimed to browbeat the Central team,” Hazarika said.
When asked by jourlists, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi also claimed that he (Ajmal) does not want the NRC to be updated. “He has leveled an allegation that 40 lakh Indian Muslims are being targeted by branding them as illegal migrants. Give us the evidence…maybe for even 10,000 of them. One or two aberrations could be there…we are looking into those,” Gogoi said.