BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on 20th September (Friday) reiterated the party’s stand to enact the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

While attending the 81st birth anniversary celebration of former BJP MLA late Bimolangshu Roy in Silchar, Madhav said that Barak Valley of Assam is also known as the land of refugees since most persecuted Hindu Bengalis took shelter there.

Saying that the BJP knows how to pay tribute to its leaders and their contributions, he added that “no genuine Bengali will be deprived even if they fail to enlist their name in NRC”, Madhav said.

The BJP General Secretary also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will protect the ‘victims of partition’ by bringing CAB into effect.

Madhav further blamed past governments for anomalies in National Register of Citizens (NRC). He said that in 1951, NRC was done in the entire country except Assam due to inefficiencies and disagreement of past governments.

“The Congress government successfully passed the Assam Accord in 1985 but ignored NRC and delayed the process by 70 years”, Madhav said. He further added that the anomalies are occuring because of the delay in the NRC process.