AGP writes to PM on NRC; slams Rijiju for his Hindu Bangladeshi comment

The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Friday has written a letter to the prime minister urging him not to play politics with illegal citizens’ issue.

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AGP has also decided to provide legal aid to those who have come to Assam before March 25, 1971 and don’t find their names in the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC).

The AGP leadership has slammed Union minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju for his statement that Hindu migrants from Bangladesh who have come to India till 2014 will not be considered as illegal.

Among others, the Asom Gana Parishad, which is an ally of the BJP government in Assam, has also opposed of options like providing long-term visa and work permit to those who will not find their names in the NRC.

“With all these issues, we have sent a memorandum to the prime minister. We don’t want to suffer anymore. We will cooperate for an error free NRC so that not a single name of illegal citizen is included,” said senior AGP leader Manoj Saikia.

The AGP leadership has also slammed Union home minister Rajnath Singh for not taking up the illegal migrations’ issue with Bangladesh during his recent visit.