'AIUDF supremo misleading minorities on NRC update for electoral dividends'
By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, May 5: Badruddin Ajmal is misleading religious minorities on the NRC update exercise, Assam government spokesman Rakibul Hussain said today, asking people not to lend ears to the AIUDF supremo.
“Badruddin Ajmal is vitiating the atmosphere for political and persol benefits. Those who are taking his advice and not taking part in the NRC update exercise will be in trouble later,” Hussain warned at a press conference today.
The government has appealed to the people, especially the religious minorities, not to be misguided by Ajmal’s statements.
“He (Ajmal) has leveled an allegation that 40 lakh people will be branded as Bangladeshis through the exercise. This is totally baseless and unfounded. Where did he get such a figure?” Hussain said, assuring that all those people who had settled in Assam before March 25, 1971 will be included in the tiol Register of Citizens.
Hussain said the government intends to resolve the foreigners issue through the NRC update exercise. “Ajmal does not want this. He does not want a resolution of the foreigners’ issue on which he has always been doing politics for electoral dividends,” the government spokesman said.
The government had initiated the process to update the NRC on a previous occasion as well, but it was stalled due to the misinformation campaign launched by Ajmal, claimed Hussain, adding that even the BJP is now taking advantage of the statements made by Ajmal.
On the complaints of glitches in the NRC update process, Hussain, said, “It is a big exercise. Nowhere in India has such an enormous exercise been undertaken. Therefore minor glitches are bound to happen. But we are ensuring that they are taken care of.”