By Special Correspondent
New Delhi: The Welfare Party of India on Monday strongly criticised the BJP government of Assam for inclusion of 10,000 more names as D Voters in the National Registry of Citizenship (NRC) list. The Party called it an attempt for taking electoral benefits in the forthcoming assembly election due next year.
National President of WPI Dr SQR Ilyas expressed deep concern and anxiety for adding 10,000 more names as D Voters to the final list of NRC which was prepared under the supervision of the Supreme Court.
He pointed out that the NRC state coordinator (SCNRC) under the guidance of the political masters has instructed various deputy commissioners to prepare a list of ‘D-voters’ with exclusion of 10000 more names to the final list of NRC as ‘ineligible persons’ with ulterior motive of taking electoral benefits.
He said it is undertaken to target Muslim Citizens and make them D Voters while those belonging to other religions can get citizenship through CAA and said this discrimination is once again contentious, discriminatory and anti constitutional.
The cumbersome exercise undertaken last year involving a huge sum of resources under the supervision of the Supreme Court to obtain the final list of NRC has undermined with the new omission or exclusion for ‘polarisation’ and for cheap political gain.