Assam Congress Leader Accuses Chief Minister of Dangerous Conspiracy Amid Refugee Relocation Claims

Guwahati, 23rd April: Bhupen Borah, a prominent figure within the Assam Congress, has leveled serious allegations against Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, alleging a perilous conspiracy against the state. Borah’s accusations stem from reports suggesting an order from Union Home Minister Amit Shah to settle 5 lakh Hajong-Chakma refugees in Assam, information inadvertently disclosed by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju during a press conference.

Rijiju’s earlier remarks, highlighting the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as a beneficial measure for Arunachal Pradesh, contradicted claims of refugee resettlement. Borah seized upon this apparent discrepancy, warning that the people of Assam would vehemently oppose such a proposal, a sentiment likely to be reflected in the upcoming votes on April 26 and May 7.

In response, Himanta Biswa Sarma swiftly refuted the claims, asserting that the Government of India had not engaged in any discussions with Assam authorities regarding refugee relocation. Sarma dismissed Rijiju’s statements as reflective of the political landscape in Arunachal Pradesh, expressing skepticism about their authenticity.

Emphasizing the logistical challenges, Sarma highlighted the unavailability of land in Assam for resettling refugees. He reiterated that neither representatives from the Chakma nor Hajong communities nor the central government had approached him on the matter. Sarma pledged to address the issue with Rijiju post-elections, seeking clarity and resolution on the contentious issue.

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