Those left out have the option of contesting their exclusion in the foreigners’ tribunals. The Home Ministry has already told Assam that it would help it set up 1,000 Foreigners’ Tribunals to sort out disputes.
Stating that the outcome is a mandate for Modi, the Assam BJP leader claimed that it is unprecedented in electoral history and a wave in favour of a "great leader decided national and state elections the way #ModiWave has done for @BJP4India".
The meeting also took note of the Central and state government schemes and their assiduous implementation to ensure the transfer of benefits of the governance to the people at the lowest level, the release said.
"The apprehension about the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 amongst people here has been addressed clearly in our manifesto. People’s sentiments will be taken care of and their interests will be absolutely protected," said Sonowal.
The apex court is hearing a petition by activist Harsh Mander against the dismal living conditions in the detentions centres. The plea alleges that inmates were kept in detention indefinitely just because they were not Indians and were treated as “illegal aliens”.
Taking a suo motu cognizance of the reported controversy, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ordered formation of a one-man inquiry by Additional Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah to inquire into the whole episode and submit report to the government at the earliest, a press statement from the CMO said.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has also asked the chief secretary to direct the deputy commissioners to "generate awareness in all tea gardens and their periphery areas by conducting awareness meetings so that people can be made aware of the evils of consuming sulai".