PM: Cit­i­zen­ship Bill won’t harm As­sam

Deccan Chronicle - - Nation - DC COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on Satur­day said that cit­i­zen­ship amend­ment bill is not go­ing to harm the in­ter­est of the peo­ple liv­ing in As­sam and North­east and ac­cused that some po­lit­i­cal par­ties have been try­ing to cre­ate con­fu­sion by spread­ing false ru­mor.

Ad­dress­ing a mam­moth pub­lic rally at Changsari in out­skirt of Guwa­hati, Mr Modi said, “It is a na­tional com­mit­ment to the peo­ple of the North­east that they will not be harmed in any way and cit­i­zen­ship will be only granted after due in­ves­ti­ga­tion and rec­om­men­da­tion of the state gov­ern­ments.”

He ar­gued, “There is a dif­fer­ence be­tween those who force­fully en­tered the coun­try and those who were “forced to flee their homes to save their lives due to their faith. Both are not the same.”

“We have com­mit­ted to pro­vide shel­ter to those who are mi­nori­ties in neigh­bour­ing coun­tries and had to leave ev­ery­thing due to the atroc­i­ties in­flicted on them. They have come to our coun­try and em­braced the idea and ethos of Mother In­dia,” he said.

He as­serted, “Those who sit in AC rooms in Delhi and fight us in the par­lia­ment are spread­ing mis­in­for­ma­tion about the cit­i­zen­ship bill. To rid As­sam and coun­try of in­fil­tra­tors, we’ve al­ways strength­ened voice of peo­ple. That is why we did Chitma­hal agree­ment and are work­ing to­wards com­pletely seal­ing In­di­aBangladesh border.”

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