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PPFA asks Mamata to exercise restrain

Guwahati: Expressing utter dismay on a responsible politician’s communal remarks over the ongoing process of National Register of Citizens (NRC) updaion in the State,  the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) urges the politician in power to exercise restrain while making a public statement.

The Assam based forum, while reacting sharply to a recent outburst of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee claiming that the NRC updating process in the State was a ‘conspiracy to drive away Bengalis’, also appeals to the conscious people of the neighboring State to prevent their talkative chief minister from making such inflammatory statements.

The much waited updation of NRC of 1951 is undergoing in Assam following the direction (also monitoring) of the  Supreme Court and the first draft of it comprising 1.9 crore applicants out of around 3.25 crore total applicants was released on the midnight of 31 December 2017. The second part of it is expected to be published by early this year.

Contrary to the wide spread apprehensions by various  government and non-government agencies, no unpleasant incident took place in Assam in the last four days, even though many people including few high profile individuals are yet to find their names in the list. Rather  everyone accepted the  error sportingly and waits for necessary correction in the final draft.

“But shockingly the WB chief minister Ms Banerjee has tried to communalize the issue with queer logics.  The Trinamool Congress chief has simply tried to play a cunning game as few Bengali politicians of yesteryears along with their intellectuals did the same during the Assam movement to deport illegal Bangladeshi migrants,” said the PPFA.

In a statement, issued to the media outlets, the  forum pointed out that the appeasement policies of Ms Banerjee towards a particular community in her State has seemingly compelled her to make such illogical comments. She has been vehemently opposing the Centre’s citizenship amendment bill and thus one can get the impression of Ms Banerjee’s interested group of people, asserted the forum.

The PPFA has finally urged the active chief minister to think about the nation first than running behind her silly political interest. The forum additionally appeals to the Bengali speaking people of the region to denounce Ms Banerjee’s comment which may spread misinformation and confusions across the nation.

Endorsed by Rupam Barua, Nirode K. Barooah, Nava Thakuria, Jagadindra Raichoudhury, Anup Sarma, Kishour Giri, Ujjal Saikia, Bidhayak Das, Jahnabi Goswami, Nayan Prasad, Rubee Das, Devol Nath, Oken Jeet Sandham, Ravindra Nath, Namrata Datta, Babita Sarma, Mridul Kumar Chakrabarty, Biswajit Nath, Kishor Bhuyan, Indranil Kalita, Utpal Parashar, Anirban Choudhury, DN Singh, Samya Bharadwaj, Smriti Divya Barua, Sabyasachi Sharma, Dipankar Baruah, Rajib Chowdhury,  Manikankan Barooah, Sanjib Kalita, Monalisa Mahanta, Manoj Khandelwal, Kumarjit Sarma, Kuntala Chakrabarty, Mrinmoy Buragohain etc for the PPFA

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