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State govt flays Ajmal over NRC

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 5 � The State government today accused AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal of attempting to gain political mileage by making misleading statements regarding the NRC updating process, and called upon the public to participate in the NRC updating exercise.

Speaking to reporters here, Minister for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Rakibul Hussain said the NRC updating process has been taken up with a view to finding a solution to the foreigners� issue.

�Ajmal is trying to create confusion among the people regarding the NRC by making some statements. Ajmal is doing so only for gaining political mileage,� said Hussain, who is also the State government spokesperson.

He said that the NRC updating process has been undertaken after long deliberations with various organisations and all those people who came to the State before March 25, 1971, would be enrolled in the NRC.

Hussain said Ajmal is passing controversial remarks to create a sense of insecurity among different sections of the population.

�Ajmal wants to keep alive the issue so that he can use sentiments of poor people to gain political mileage. People now suspect that Ajmal will take shelter in Dubai or Mumbai after putting the people of the State in a limbo,� said Hussain.

He added, �We call upon all citizens to participate in the NRC updating process and not get diverted by misleading comments of Ajmal. The NRC will be updated. If I do not participate, I myself will face problems.�

Asked about complaints regarding non-availability of Legacy Data documents in some NRC Seva Kendras, the minister said nodal officers are looking at such complaints wherever these have arisen.

Hussain also called upon the political parties not to politicise the Nepal earthquake tragedy and the State government�s response to it.

�Many people are saying that the Assam government should have sent a minister there to supervise return of affected people from the State. The reality is, when such tragedies occur in foreign countries, permission of the Central government is needed. Even the Chief Minister of Bihar was denied permission to travel to Nepal,� he said.

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State govt flays Ajmal over NRC

GUWAHATI, May 5 � The State government today accused AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal of attempting to gain political mileage by making misleading statements regarding the NRC updating process, and called upon the public to participate in the NRC updating exercise.

Speaking to reporters here, Minister for Agriculture and Parliamentary Affairs Rakibul Hussain said the NRC updating process has been taken up with a view to finding a solution to the foreigners� issue.

�Ajmal is trying to create confusion among the people regarding the NRC by making some statements. Ajmal is doing so only for gaining political mileage,� said Hussain, who is also the State government spokesperson.

He said that the NRC updating process has been undertaken after long deliberations with various organisations and all those people who came to the State before March 25, 1971, would be enrolled in the NRC.

Hussain said Ajmal is passing controversial remarks to create a sense of insecurity among different sections of the population.

�Ajmal wants to keep alive the issue so that he can use sentiments of poor people to gain political mileage. People now suspect that Ajmal will take shelter in Dubai or Mumbai after putting the people of the State in a limbo,� said Hussain.

He added, �We call upon all citizens to participate in the NRC updating process and not get diverted by misleading comments of Ajmal. The NRC will be updated. If I do not participate, I myself will face problems.�

Asked about complaints regarding non-availability of Legacy Data documents in some NRC Seva Kendras, the minister said nodal officers are looking at such complaints wherever these have arisen.

Hussain also called upon the political parties not to politicise the Nepal earthquake tragedy and the State government�s response to it.

�Many people are saying that the Assam government should have sent a minister there to supervise return of affected people from the State. The reality is, when such tragedies occur in foreign countries, permission of the Central government is needed. Even the Chief Minister of Bihar was denied permission to travel to Nepal,� he said.