NEW DELHI, April 1 � The All Assam Students� Union (AASU) has demanded that all future voter lists in the State should be prepared on the basis of the updated National Register of Citizens (NRC).
An AASU delegation comprising its adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya, general secretary Tapan Gogoi and Basanta Deka, called on Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) HS Brahma today and apprised him of the recent rulings of the Supreme Court and Gauhati High Court regarding the problem posed by illegal Bangladeshi migrants in Assam.
The AASU�s allegation of presence of names of illegal migrants in the voters list drew the attention of the CEC to the observation made by the Gauhati High Court about the possibility of the illegal Bangladeshis becoming king-maker in Assam. The student body submitted a copy of the ruling of the court to the CEC.
Brahma, while taking note of the ongoing case in the Supreme Court on update of the NRC, reportedly told the AASU delegation that the relevant clauses of the Assam Accord would be taken as the basis in preparation of the electoral rolls in Assam.
Bhattacharya told newsmen that all future electoral rolls in the State should be on the basis of the Assam Accord.
He further said the CEC agreed that the updated NRC would make the job of the EC easier in preparing the electoral rolls. The updated NRC would be taken as the base document in preparation of electoral rolls in the future, he agreed.