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Assam CM slams union ministers’ frequent visit to northeast

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said frequent visits of union ministers to Assam will not benefit the state unless the central government gives adequate fund for its development.

Gogoi said the regular visits of union ministers were a new trait never witnessed since independence and the state was not benefited from their visits as they were “paying only lip service”.

“The central government has turned its back on the existing schemes and programmes. Moreover, Assam and the other northeastern states are also hit by cuts in financial assistance from the Centre,” Gogoi said in a statement.

“It seems that visiting union ministers, instead of extending a helping hand to the state, are more interested in destabilising the democratically elected state government,” he said.

Besides, Gogoi said, the central government even denied the special category status to Assam and the other northeastern states.

“Actions of the central government will slow down the economic progress of the state and in turn adversely affect the poor and downtrodden people of Assam and the northeast,” he said.

(IANS)

 

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National Register of Citizens (NRC) published by Assam government

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Assam Government released NRC report IANS
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The Assam government has published the part draft of the much-awaited National Register of Citizens (NRC) which includes names of 1.9 crore people of total 3.29 crore applicants in the state.

Registrar General of India (RGI), Sailesh said this while addressing a press conference at 11.45 p.m. on Sunday and said the names of the rest of the people are at various stages of verification.

The status of inclusion of names can be checked on the websites:

The RGI said the complete NRC will be published within the year 2018.

He said this is only the part draft of the NRC and that there is no need to worry if anyone’s name has not been included in the part draft that has been published.

“It only means that his or her name is at some stage of verification,” he said.

The NRC authorities had received applications submitted by 3.29 crore people, accompanied by six crore documents, of the state for inclusion of heir names in the NRC.

The process of updating the NRC began in 2013 and it was carried out under the guidance and instruction of the Supreme court. (IANS)

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