BARPETA, May 7 - Congress MLA from Sarukshetri constituency Jakir Hussain Sikdar today alleged that over 70,000 Indian citizens whose names have appeared in the draft NRC have been served notices to appear before the authority following anonymous complaints against them. He also alleged that names of doubtful citizens have been listed in the draft and efforts have been made to exclude a section of origin citizens.
Sikdar accused Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in this entire process and demanded that persons involved in false objections should be punished as per provision of the existing law.
Addressing a press conference at Rajiv Bhawan here this afternoon, Sikdar said that some organisations have been trying to nullify the process of an updated NRC so that they can play the blame game of illegal migrants for all times to come. Supporting his claim of false and malicious objections against genuine Indian citizens, he cited that none of the complainants appeared before any officer so far to prove his objection.
The Congress leader also informed that all the MLAs of the district belonging to their party will meet the State Coordinator Prateek Hajela and demanded action on the persons harassing Indian citizens.