NEW DELHI, April 27 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Saturday demanded immediate dismissal of the Sarbananda Sonowal government in Assam for allegedly protecting illegal migrants in the State.
Addressing a press conference, APCC president Ripun Bora said that the Sonowal government should be dismissed through a Presidential notification. His attack follows adverse remarks by the Supreme Court against the State government for proposing to release the foreigners from detention centres.
The BJP-led Central government has so far not held any discussion with the Bangladesh government for deporting the illegal migrants, Bora charged. The BJP wants to keep the foreigners issue alive only to garner political benefit from it, he added.
A Rajya Sabha MP, Bora recounted the role of the Congress in this regard, saying that to resolve the illegal migrants problem, his party�s government had signed the Assam Accord, introduced the voter ID card and decided to update the National Register of Citizens.
Bora launched an attack on the Sonowal government for filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court through its Chief Secretary that attracted criticism of the apex court.
The State government�s proposal to release the foreigners in the detention centre is unconstitutional. The Assam government has no respect for the Constitution of India, Bora added.
He also blasted the State government for the alleged disappearance of 1.12 lakh illegal migrants from the State.
Bora also questioned the State government for its inactiveness in the State where journalists are being attacked one after another. �The State government has failed to provide security to the journalists in the State,� Bora alleged, adding that the BJP government is selectively targeting journalists who are critical of the State government.