Cong spreading NRC rumours, says BJP

Guwahati, Oct. 9: The Assam BJP today accused the Congress and the All Assam Minority Students’ Union (AAMSU) of spreading misinformation among the minorities about the ongoing NRC update in the state.

The chairman of the Assam Minorities Development Board and a minority leader of the state BJP, Mominul Awal, today claimed that the Congress workers were spreading rumours in the minority-dominated areas that Assam will become a second Myanmar (Rohingya crisis) after the updated NRC is released.

“They are spreading misinformation that genuine Indian citizens belonging to the minority community will be driven out of the country by using the army after the NRC is updated in a bid to create a fear psychosis and a sense of insecurity among the minorities for their narrow political gains and vote-bank politics,” Awal said.

“I want to reassure the people from the minority community that they have nothing to fear under the Sarbananda Sonowal government,” he said.

He warned of legal action against those indulging in such rumour-mongering.

Echoing him, the general secretary of the state BJP’s Minority Morcha, Matiur Rahman, said no genuine Indian citizen belonging to the minority community was harassed after the BJP-led government came to power in the state in May last year.

“AAMSU and some other such organisations are spreading rumours with a political motive,” Rahman said.

He said it has come to their notice that these organisations are telling the minorities that their names will not be included in the updated NRC and they will be deported by branding them illegal migrants from Bangladesh.

“We have full faith that the name of any genuine Indian citizen will not be excluded from the updated NRC and at the same time not a single illegal migrant will be included in it,” Rahman said.

Assam BJP spokesperson Rupam Goswami said their party workers will stage a dharna in front of the CPM office here on October 11 to protest against attacks on BJP and RSS workers in Kerala.

News Posted in Telegraph India

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