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Identification of illegal Bangla migrants on

By The Assam Tribune

BENGALURU, May 24 � Union Minister and senior BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda today said the identification of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants is going on and it will take few more months to complete the process, reports PTI.

�Practically identification is going on ... we�re going to put an end to the problem of illegal immigrants � to whom citizenship should be given. This is under active consideration of the government. Two rounds of internal discussions have already taken place and hope it will take six months because it is a sensitive issue,� he told reporters here.

Referring to the issue of inclusion of enclaves in Assam in the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh, he said, �The identification of illegal immigrants which was undertaken by the government earlier, that has been dropped and the present actual place, location will be identified.�

The Narendra Modi government had earlier decided to leave Assam out of the agreement following BJP State unit�s objection. The party unit feared that the State would lose more territory than it would get from Bangladesh in exchange.

With the government planning to drop Assam from the LBA agenda, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had protested and demanded inclusion of Assam enclaves in the deal. Congress raised the issue in Parliament and said it would not support the bill if Assam was kept out of it. The Centre has been claiming that Congress had earlier opposed Assam enclaves to be included in the LBA but changed its stance to outsmart the BJP.

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Identification of illegal Bangla migrants on

BENGALURU, May 24 � Union Minister and senior BJP leader DV Sadananda Gowda today said the identification of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants is going on and it will take few more months to complete the process, reports PTI.

�Practically identification is going on ... we�re going to put an end to the problem of illegal immigrants � to whom citizenship should be given. This is under active consideration of the government. Two rounds of internal discussions have already taken place and hope it will take six months because it is a sensitive issue,� he told reporters here.

Referring to the issue of inclusion of enclaves in Assam in the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh, he said, �The identification of illegal immigrants which was undertaken by the government earlier, that has been dropped and the present actual place, location will be identified.�

The Narendra Modi government had earlier decided to leave Assam out of the agreement following BJP State unit�s objection. The party unit feared that the State would lose more territory than it would get from Bangladesh in exchange.

With the government planning to drop Assam from the LBA agenda, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had protested and demanded inclusion of Assam enclaves in the deal. Congress raised the issue in Parliament and said it would not support the bill if Assam was kept out of it. The Centre has been claiming that Congress had earlier opposed Assam enclaves to be included in the LBA but changed its stance to outsmart the BJP.