GUWAHATI, Oct 20 - Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora today constituted a committee to examine the consequences of the proposed amendment to the Citizenship Act.
According to an APCC statement here, the committee, to be headed by former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, will submit its report to the All India Congress Committee (AICC) for formulating the party policy on the issue.
The APCC said in its statement that the AICC is highly disturbed with the hasty decision of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at the Centre to go for amendment to the Citizenship Act. This amendment will disturb the age-old communal harmony in Assam and will have more adverse impacts on the identity, culture and economic aspects of the indigenous people of Assam as well as other states of the country.
The AICC has appealed to the Union government to re-examine the matter in its entirety and tread carefully on this sensitive issue.
The APCC committee will submit its report to the Pradesh Congress on October 31, 2016. The members of the committee are � APCC president Ripun Bora, Leader of the Assam Congress Legislative Party (ACLP) Debabrata Saikia, Deputy Leader of the ACLP Rakibul Hussain, ex-Chief Minister Bhumidhar Barman, ACLP Chief Whip Wazed Ali Choudhury, Lok Sabha MP Sushmita Deb, ex-Minister Dr Ardhendu Dey, former Minister Gautam Roy, former Union Minister Pawan Singh Ghatowar, former Member of Parliament Bolin Kauli and former Minister Jaman Singh Brahma. APCC Coordinator (Administration) Diganta Chaudhury has been appointed its convenor.