GUWAHATI, Sept 8 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance Minister and NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma, Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, BJP�s national organisational general secretary Ajay Jamwal, State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and State BJP organisational general secretary Phanindra Nath Sarma met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the sidelines of the North Eastern Council�s plenary here today and handed over a memorandum to him.
Suklabaidya said in a Facebook post that the delegation appraised Shah about the matter �following anxiety, apprehension and uncertainty� in the State after publication of the final NRC.
He said that Shah has assured of all steps to keep the situation under control. Suklabaidya added that BJP remains committed to its earlier stand with regard to NRC and status of refugees.
�During the meeting, we informed the Union Home Minister that many genuine Indian citizens have been excluded from the final NRC and many foreigners have been included in the register. The Union Home Minister took the matter raised by us very seriously. Shah responded that on no account can any foreigner be allowed in the NRC and any Indian citizen excluded. The Union Home Minister made it clear that there is no reason for people of Assam to be concerned with regard to exclusion or inclusion of any names in the NRC,� Suklabaidya stated in his post.
Meanwhile, sources in the State BJP said that in the memorandum to Shah, they informed the Union Home Minister that people of Assam are not at all happy with the final NRC.
The memorandum added that lakhs of foreigners have made it to the final NRC and added that if the document is not reviewed then the State will face acute danger in the future, sources added.
However, the State BJP has so far not released copy of the memorandum to the media till the time of filing of this report.