JORHAT, Nov 24 � Expressing serious concern over the lacunas in the deportation of illegal migrants from Assam to the neighbouring Bangladesh, BJP�s State president Siddhartha Bhattacharya here today said they have requested the Central government to make a bilateral deportation treaty with the foreign country so that the neighbouring country can take back its citizens officially.
The absence of such an official agreement between India and Bangladesh caused several problems during the deportation of �illegal migrants�, even after the Guahati High Court and foreigners� tribunals in the State ordered deportation of some of them back to their own country Bangladesh. As the �immediate neighbour� is yet to be compelled bilaterally for �taking back its citizens illegally residing in India�, security officials in the State faced troubles to extradite the detected migrants.
�We have submitted a memorandum to the Central government. Hope, honourable Prime Minister Modiji will discuss the matter with his Bangladeshi counterpart during his upcoming visit to make a bilateral extradition treaty soon so that the illegal migrants from Assam can be officially taken by that country,� said Bhattacharya at a press conference here.
According to the State BJP president, the Ministry of Home Affairs assured them of keeping a strict vigil on the State government�s ongoing formalities for compiling the National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) in the State which will be completed by March 2016 as per the dateline of Supreme Court order.
Bhattacharya attended a party meeting at here today where hundreds of Congress members joined the BJP officially.
In a reply on State BJP�s �clear-cut stand� on religious minorities, he said the recent controversial comment of vocal party leader Subramanian Swamy is not acceptable to the party as BJP strongly believes in the welfare of all citizens across the country irrespective of their religious affiliation.
�Swami�s comment is not acceptable. As we have strong belief in the Sab Ka Sath Sab Ka Vikas ideology of Modiji, we will honour people irrespective of their religion,� he said.
Reacting to Swami�s view on the Assam Accord, the state BJP president said that the accord is always relevant to the people of the State which can be re-examined from new perspectives.