GUWAHATI, June 5 - The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today demanded that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh make it clear as to what is the plan of the Union Government to settle the Bengali-speaking Hindu migrants coming from Bangladesh. The Union Government should speak out in a categorical manner as to where it wants to settle these migrants, said the APCC in a press release here this evening.
It also demanded a clear-cut statement from the Home Minister as to what steps the Union Government is planning to safeguard the interests of the indigenous peoples of Assam.
It demanded a clarification from Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, too, on the issue of completion of the process of upgradation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The government should release the salaries to the employees engaged in the process of updating this vital document, besides renewing the agreement it has with the Wipro for the purpose, said the APCC. It warned that it would not hesitate to take to the streets for the purpose of mounting pressure on the government for implementation of the Assam Accord in toto.