AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal on Thursday said BJP government is unable to digest that a large number of Muslims have made it to the final NRC in Assam.
Ajmal’s comments came a day after Union home minister Amit Shah announced that pan India NRC will include Assam as well.
Ajmal said the BJP is unhappy as large numbers of Bengali Hindus, Koch Rajbonshi and Buddhist people were excluded from NRC due to non acceptance of refugee certificate issued prior to 1971.
A total of 19, 06,657 people left out of the final NRC published on August 31 this year, triggering large scale unhappiness.
The BJP government in Assam has welcomed the Union minister’s announcement about a pan India NRC and said that the BJP as well as the Assam government has not accepted the final NRC published on August 31.
“BJP is not happy as large numbers of Muslims in Assam could make it to the NRC with all their relevant documents relating to their citizenship,” Ajmal said.
“Otherwise what could be the reasons for NRC again after spending about Rs 1,600 Crore for the exercise and engaging over 50,000 government employees in the exercise,” he said.