After the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi made it clear that the government is going to pass the much debated Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on the ongoing session of the parliament the Assam Pradesh Congress Committeee (APCC) lashed out a blistering attack at PM Modi in a press conference at Rajiv Bhawan on Friday.
Assam Congress president Ripun Bora attacked the Prime Minister and said that Modi didn’t mention the real problems of the state in this speech. He said that Modi has targeted the Barak valley after the BJP’s dismal performance in the Brahmaputra valley in the recent panchayat election and Hindu- Bengali’s of the region are being offered lolypop prior to Lok Sabha Elections.
The visit was intended only to create disruption in the state. Modi took no steps to revive the two paper mills of the state. Modi’s speech at Silchar cleared his dual standards, added Bora.
Apart from Ripun Bora, Debabrat Saikia, Pawan Singh Ghatowar and Gaurav Gogoi was also present at the press conference.
Earlier of Friday, addressing a huge gathering at Silchar in Barak Valley, the PM said, “Our government is also working to get the Citizen Amendment Bill passed in the Parliament.”
The PM further said that no Indian citizen would be left out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). “I know you’ve faced problems, but the programme which was stuck from decades will finally reach its conclusion,” said Modi, adding, “I want to assure you that none of you who is a citizen will be left out.”