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Confidential letter strikes controversy

GUWAHATI: Former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta dropped a bombshell on Sunday revealing that the Centre is prepared to grant citizenship to the Hindu refugees who came to the country six years back.

Talking to reporters, the former chief minister said the Centre has conveyed the decision to the state government in a recent confidential letter.

His revelation assumes significance amid the ongoing controversy over the move to get the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Parliament

 

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