Alleging authorities being bias in compiling the National Register Of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday accused the ruling BJP of “playing with emotive issues” in the state for electoral gains.
It said that the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Bill on the basis of religious affinity of the people was “straining the already fragile unity of the people in Assam”.
“Religious and linguistic minorities are under severe pressure due to incomplete and deliberate discrimination in the process of the updating of the NRC and the category of doubtful voters,” the CPI-M said at the conclusion of its three-day Central Committee meeting wherein the issue was discussed.
“The unity of the people belonging to different religions, languages and ethnicity must be the foremost objective. Playing with emotive issues for electoral gains by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and RSS is worsening the situation,” it said.