Government and opposition parties have come face-to-face on Assam National Citizen Register (NRC). Congress, Trinamool Congress, RJD, Left, AIMIM, and AIUDF have questioned the government’s intention. At the same time, the government has promised that more people will be given opportunities to prove citizenship right now. Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has given the first reaction on this controversial issue. Congress President Rahul Gandhi wrote a Facebook post and said that the NRC draft issued by the BJP government is an insecurity among people. He appealed to the party leaders and said that those who have been wronged, help them. Religion, race, and gender do not matter to the Congress party.
Rahul Gandhi wrote,”The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was initiated by the UPA under Manmohan Singh Ji to fulfill the commitment made in the Assam Accord of 1985. However, the manner in which this exercise has been undertaken by the BJP Governments at the centre and in the State of Assam leaves much to be desired. There are reports pouring in from all corners of Assam of Indian citizens finding their names missing in the draft NRC, creating massive insecurity in the state. Clearly, after spending close to 1,200 Cr, the execution of this critical and highly sensitive exercise has been tardy. The Government must move swiftly to resolve this crisis.”
Congress President, @RahulGandhi comments on the misuse of NRC by the BJP governments & appeals to Congress members to help maintain peace & assist those facing injustice. Read his comments on his Facebook page here: https://t.co/QbB5Pn2eCb
— Congress (@INCIndia) July 30, 2018
I appeal to all members of the Congress party to help maintain peace and help all those against whom an injustice has been done in the draft NRC, no matter what their religion, caste, gender, linguistic group or political affiliation.
There was a ruckus in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha today on the Assam NRC draft issue. On the other hand, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that we are worried about the names of many Bengali names being excluded from the list. Internet services have been discontinued so that we are unable to contact anyone. It is very frightening to name 40 million people in the draft. Many Bengalis will have to face the problem because of this.