Urging the Government to move swiftly and resolve this crisis of identifying illegal migrants living in Assam, Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that the BJP Government is carrying out the NRC exercise of counting in a very tardy manner, which was creating massive insecurity in the state.
“There are reports pouring in from all corners of Assam of Indian citizens finding their names missing in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), creating massive insecurity in the state. Clearly, after spending close to 1,200 Cr, the execution of this critical and highly sensitive exercise has been tardy. The Government must move swiftly to resolve this crisis,” Gandhi wrote in a Facebook post.
Reminding the common man about the initiation of The National Register of Citizens (NRC) by the UPA under former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Gandhi said that the manner in which this exercise has been undertaken by the BJP Government leaves much to be desired.
“The National Register of Citizens (NRC) was initiated by the UPA under Manmohan Singh Ji to fulfil the commitment made in the Assam Accord of 1985. However, the manner in which this exercise has been undertaken by the BJP Governments at the centre and in the State of Assam leaves much to be desired,” he wrote.
He then appealed to all the Congress members to help all those against whom injustice has been done in the NRC draft.
“I appeal to all members of the Congress party to help maintain peace and help all those against whom an injustice has been done in the draft NRC, no matter what their religion, caste, gender, linguistic group or political affiliation,” he said.
The Registrar General of India (RGI) on Monday found 40 lakh people ineligible to be included in the draft NRC.