A complete of 4,449 households have been evicted throughout Assam for alleged encroachment for the reason that BJP-led authorities took cost in May final 12 months, the state Assembly was knowledgeable on Monday.
On whether or not the evicted households had been Indians or foreigners, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated the federal government has not carried out any investigation on their citizenship.
Allegations of unlawful migration type an vital a part of the political narrative on this northeastern state bordering Bangladesh.
In a written reply to a question by Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed, Sarma stated 4,449 households have been evicted until date by the brand new authorities.
He stated that the federal government can also be “not aware” if the households that had encroached on authorities land had been homeless individuals resulting from erosion, a declare that almost all of such victims often make.
Sarma turned the chief minister of Assam after the BJP returned to energy for the second time in a row final 12 months. He succeeded Sarbananda Sonowal who helmed the state from 2016 to 2021.
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