By Muslim Mirror Special Correspondent,
New Delhi: The opposition parties targeted the government of India in Parliament today over the final draft of citizens in Assam, which leaves out over 40 lakh people. Congress President Rahul Gandhi also slammed the BJP-led government at the Center and in Assam. He posted his comments on Facbook saying the manner in which the NRC update exercise has been undertaken by the BJP Governments at the centre and in the State of Assam leaves “much to be desired”. He urged the government to move swiftly to resolve the fast developing crisis in Assam.
“The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was initiated by the UPA under Manmohan Singh Ji to fulfil the commitment made in the Assam Accord of 1985. However, the manner in which this exercise has been undertaken by the BJP Governments at the centre and in the State of Assam leaves much to be desired, Gandhi said.
There are reports pouring in from all corners of Assam of Indian citizens finding their names missing in the draft NRC, creating massive insecurity in the state. Clearly, after spending close to 1,200 Cr, the execution of this critical and highly sensitive exercise has been tardy, he added.
He appealed to all members of the Congress party to help maintain peace and help all those against “whom an injustice has been done in the draft NRC, no matter what their religion, caste, gender, linguistic group or political affiliation”.