Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday assured that his government would ensure that no genuine Indian citizen living in Assam was left out of the final updated National Register of Citizens (NRC), while ensuring that name of no foreign national is included in it.
Speaking after unfurling the national tricolor at College of Veterinary Science playground in Khanapara here on Wednesday, Sonowal remarked that only a draft of NRC was published on 30th July, adding that the genuine Indian citizens who were left out were now being given a chance to include their names in the final draft.
Asserting that the government would not tolerate corruption, the Chief Minister said 52 persons, including then Assam Public Service Commission Chairman Rakesh Paul and several government officials, had been arrested so far for their alleged involvement in corruption.
Mentioning that corruption had decreased substantially due to his government’s tough stance, Sonowal claimed that 45,000 appointments had been made since 2016 without a single charge of irregularities.
Meanwhile, the Independence Day function at Khanapara witnessed march-past by personnel of security forces and school children, whose salute was taken by Sonowal. Cultural programmes were also held on the occasion.
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