Expulsion of Foreigners’ Not Possible: Atul Bora


Assam Minister of Agriculture and Veterinary, Atul Bora on Tuesday said they want to move with the fact adding that a section of people opposes Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).

Addressing a press conference here today, Minister Bora said, “The foreigners can be identified but their expulsion is not possible. They will not be accepted by Bangladesh as well which is a fact.”

He further said, “We have taken the burden of 30 lakhs foreigners from 1951-1971 and compared to that the burden to be taken now is less than the previous one. A section of people have protested against CAB, not the entire state. We are opposing CAB from the very beginning but we need to accept the fact.”

Bora also reiterated that we walked out of the government by opposing CAB and we thought that the people were with us but the people didn’t cast vote for us and therefore, we stand with the people this time.

He also said that they have learned so much in the 35 years by protesting and that they want security for the indigenous people of the state. The Centre has also decided to implement Clause VI of the Assam Accord to safeguard the people of the state.

Attacking, former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Bora said that he can’t even identify foreigners when he was the Chief Minister for two years. Mahanta can’t even sent one foreigner during his tenure as a chief minister, said Bora.

The AGP minister said that the present government has come forward to take some step against the foreigners and therefore, we need to support them rather than to oppose it.

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