Kabindra assurance on NRC list

Kabindra Purkayastha

Hailakandi: The chairman of the Barak BJP Coordination Committee, Kabindra Purkayastha, through maintaining formalities.

He said the committee had a meeting in Karimganj on Friday and discussed the present situation after publication of the first draft of the NRC in Barak Valley. A decision was taken that deputy commissioners of the three Barak Valley districts would be asked to expedite proper inclusion of names of genuine Indians without any discrimination.

They will also meet the DCs individually for this purpose.

In a scathing criticism of Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments on the NRC “without knowing the background”, Purkayastha said her Assam counterpart Sarbananda Sonowal is the only person who always speaks about coordination between Barak and Brahmaputra valleys.

He said the Centre is trying to table the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament and if passed, the minority people of Bangladesh who had come to India due to torture before December 31, 2014, will be safeguarded.

Purkayastha said as the BJP does not have a majority in the Rajya Sabha, the party is facing problems in passing bills.

Former vice-chancellor of Assam University Tapadhir Bhattacharjee attacked the government on the NRC issue and said people whose names would be dropped from the list will face “extreme inhuman situation” and their condition will be worse than that of the Rohingyas of Myanmar.

Police have started an investigation into threats to North Karimganj MLA Kamalakshya Dey Purkayastha allegedly by Ulfa chief Paresh Barua.

The superintendent of police, Karimganj, Gaurav Upadhyay today said the three telephone numbers given by the MLA to him are under the scanner.

News Source Telegraph India

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