Shocked at exclusion of 1L Gorkha people from NRC

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed shock over the exclusion of one lakh Gorkha people from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and reiterated that the Centre must take care that genuine Indians are not left out.”Earlier, I was not aware of the complete NRC fiasco. As more and more information is coming in, we are shocked to see that names of more than 1 lakh Gorkha people have been excluded from the list,” Banerjee tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsPointing out that names of thousands of genuine Indians, including CRPF and other jawans, have been excluded from the list she further tweeted: “In fact names of thousands and thousands of genuine Indians, including those of CRPF and other jawans, family members of former President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, have been excluded.” She asserted through her Twitter handle that the Union government must take care that genuine Indians are not left out. “Government must take care that genuine Indians are not left out and justice is meted out to all genuine Indian brothers and sisters,” she said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayBharatiya Gorkha Parisangh has claimed that one lakh Gorkhas have been left out of the final NRC list. On Saturday, Banerjee had described NRC as a “botched up exercise” and said those who tried to take political mileage out of it will have to answer the nation. “My heart goes out to all those, especially the large number of Bengali speaking brothers and sisters, who are made to suffer because of this botched-up process,” the CM tweeted. It may be mentioned here that Banerjee, who is also the supremo of Trinamool Congress, has always been vocal against NRC and had reiterated time and again that she would not allow such exercise in Bengal. On Saturday she had tweeted: “The NRC fiasco has exposed all those who have tried to take political mileage out of it. They have a lot to answer to the nation. This is what happens when an act is guided by an ulterior motive rather than the good of the society and the larger interest of the nation.” Incidentally, the updated final NRC, which validates bonafide Indian citizens of Assam, was published on Saturday, with over 19 lakh applicants failing to make it to the list. Meanwhile, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (Binay Faction) has expressed concerns on more than one lakh Gorkhas being left out of the NRC in Assam. They have demanded that Gorkhas be added in the Protected List and accorded the status of Original Inhabitants. “A GJM delegation will visit Kolkata next week to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and discuss the NRC issue. A high-level delegation will also visit Assam,” said Binay Tamang, GJM president. “On Saturday we saw the true picture. 1,63,436 Gorkhas have been left out. They are suffering,” he added.last_img read more