Wife of for­mer se­nior bu­reau­crat not in NRC

NRC tops agenda at RSS mega meet

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - Naresh.Mi­[email protected] times­group.com

Guwa­hati: The for­mer ad­di­tional deputy com­mis­sioner of Mori­gaon district, Durgesh Ran­jan Dey, has one question in his mind — why should his wife ap­pear be­fore the for­eigner’s tri­bunal for not hav­ing her name in the final Na­tional Regis­ter of Cit­i­zens (NRC) when she is not even a sus­pected for­eigner?

Eighty-year-old Dey, a res­i­dent of Ja­giroad in Mori­gaon, said the names of his son, daugh­ter and daugh­ter-in-law were in­cluded, but his wife Shikha (68), who is orig­i­nally from Hooghly in Bengal, was ex­cluded from the NRC.

“The doc­u­ments re­lated to my wife’s fa­ther legacy, her school­ing in Tol­ly­gunge and other pa­pers to es­tab­lish that she is from West Bengal, were all sub­mit­ted for in­clu­sion. I don’t know why her name has been dropped. And why should she ap­pear be­fore the for­eigner’s tri­bunal when she is not even a sus­pected for­eigner?’’ Dey won­dered.

Dey, who also served as district elec­tion re­turn­ing of­fi­cer and elec­toral reg­is­tra­tion of­fi­cer, said in the draft NRC only Dey’s name was in­cluded while other fam­ily mem­bers were left out.

Over Con­cerns

were raised at RSS’ meet­ing with its af­fil­i­ates on Satur­day over sev­eral gen­uine cit­i­zens be­ing left out of the final NRC list, ma­jor­ity of whom they claimed are Hin­dus who set­tled in As­sam from neigh­bour­ing states, sources said. Over 200 del­e­gates of 35 RSS af­fil­i­ates are at­tend­ing the meet­ing, the first such af­ter the Lok Sabha polls. BJP work­ing pres­i­dent

J P Nadda,and gen­eral sec­re­tary Ram Mad­hav are also in at­ten­dance.

Shikha Dey, who is orig­i­nally from Hooghly in West Bengal, was ex­cluded from the NRC

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