Lok SabhaRajya Sabha

January 4, 2018

Saugata Roy speaks on National Register of Citizens in Assam

Saugata Roy speaks on National Register of Citizens in Assam

FULL TRANSCRIPT

Madam, I had given an Adjournment Motion on the publication of the National Register of Citizens by the Assam Government. Out of 3.29 crore applications, only 1.9 crore have been included. And we fear, as our Chief Minister has already said, this is a conspiracy to drive out Bengalis from Assam.

Almost 1.3 crore names have been left out. This is a conspiracy to drive them out. We want that they should be allowed to stay in Assam. They are normal citizens. This is a conspiracy. The name of Badruddin Ajmal, an MP, has been eliminated. This is serious matter. This is a conspiracy to drive out Bengali-speaking people from Assam. They should be allowed to stay on.

The West Bengal Chief Minister has already mentioned this, that this is a conspiracy. The Assam CM is saying they do not have any rights in Assam. This is a very serious matter.