CONGRESS Committed To Help Out Those Excluded From NRC: Tarun Gogoi

FORMER Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has pledged to standby those Indian citizens  excluded   from the NRC accusing the ruling BJP governments at the Centre and the State of failure in bringing out an error-free NRC.He NC updated under the monitoring of the Supreme Court of India, has also left the BJP confused and disappointed. The senior Congress leader trying to rebuild the party in the north-eastern state said the Congress will stand beside Indian citizens whose names got excluded from the final document. He was speaking to media people at Guwahati on the   sidelines of flagging off of the ‘Bus Yatra’ organized by the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee for “boosting the morale of those Indian citizens who have been excluded from the final NRC”. Gogoi also slammed   Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for their alleged silence on the agony of the aggrieved people   having sleepless nights. Gogoi said lakhs of Indian citizens from all religious, linguistic and ethnic groups residing in Assam, have failed to find their names in the final NRC. “Such people are facing an uncertain future… Many are worried they may be packed off to detention camps… So, the Congress party has decided to stand by those people till they get justice,” he said. “When they are not foreigners, then why should they have to approach the Foreigners’ Tribunals (FTs)? … Who gave the NRC authority the right to declare Indian citizens foreigners? Who is responsible for this? The BJP is responsible. Amit Shah is responsible. Why is he mum now?” Gogoi questioned. He also accused Sonowal of remaining silent on the final NRC.“We wanted to expel foreigners. But now, the BJP has started a campaign to expel Indian citizens… Sonowal had once approached the Supreme Court to scrap the IM (DT) Act. Now, there is no Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act, then why is Sonowal not able to act against the foreigners? His government has no right to continue,” he added. The one-and-a-half-month Yatra will end on Oct 28 (with inputs from The ASSAM Tribune).

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