A foreigners’ tribunal at Cachar district in Assam has issued a notice to BJP MLA Kishore Nath and the members of his families asking them to prove their Indian citizenship. Nath represents Barak valley’s Borkhola constituency in the Assam Assembly.
“The Foreigners’ Tribunal No 1 at Cachar has served a notice suspecting Borkhala Nath and six members of his family as doubtful voters. He has received the notice on Friday morning,” sources said.
Nath has confirmed the notice has been served on him and he vowed to challenge the tribunal’s notice. “I am a son of the soil….a native of Barak valley and I am an Indian. I will prove it,” he said.
The tribunal has also served similar notices to Nath’s wife Nilima Nath, his four brothers Matilal Nath, Pradip Nath, Jagdish Nath, Manik Nath and sister-in-law Rakhi Nath, said a TOI report.
Nath along with his family members will now have to appear before the tribunal and prove that they are genuine Indian citizens.
State Congress president Ripun Bora was quick to react against BJP. “This means that one MLA of BJP is not an Indian citizenship. BJP should apologise to the nation,” Borah said.