Guwahati: The Assam Pradesh Congress
Committee (APCC) on Sunday asserted that the party`s stand on
infiltration from Bangladesh was clear and there was no
difference of opinion among top leaders on the issue.
"There is no contradiction as reported by the media
between the recent statements made by AICC general secretary
Digvijay Singh and chief minister Tarun Gogoi on the matter",
APCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita told reporters here.
While Singh had stated that both Hindus and Muslims
who had migrated into the country from Bangladesh after the
cut-off year 1971 have to be treated as infiltrators and
hence deported, Gogoi said the Hindus were to be considered as
refugees because they had to flee the country in difficult
"Singh made the statement on legal perspective
that the cut-off year was 1971 and all migrants have to leave
after that. But Gogoi aired his views which was an answer
to a query made by reporters in Cachar district on
humanitarian grounds. There is no contradiction in the two
statements", he said.