AASU thrashes BJP government over NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

  • AASU thrashes BJP government over NRC and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill
13-12-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

In a serious allegation, the All Assam Students Union (AASU) general secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi on Wednesday said that the BJP governments, both in Centre and State do not want to publish the updated NRC in order to reap political mileage by dividing society on religious lines. He also alleged that the ruling party does not want to solve the illegal immigration issue of Assam.

His reactions have come days after a delegation of BJP MPs from Assam Kabindra Purkayastha, Bijoya Chakravarty, Ramen Deka and Rajen Gohain called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his Parliament House office to demand amendment to the Foreigners’ Act and Citizenship Act to accord the community citizenship status to displaced Hindu Bengalis from Bangladesh living in the State. Prior to this, BJP MP Kabindra Purkayastha moved a private member’s resolution on the issue pressing for citizenship status to the Hindu Bengali population.

Lurin Jyoti Gogoi also said that the parties, who have been doing politics in the name of religions, do not have the logic to observe ‘Swahid Diwas’. He also warned that AASU will continue to oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

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