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Congress did not encourage influx in Assam: Sonia

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said her party will not compromise on the security and integrity of Assam and the country and dismissed charges of encouraging influx in the state.



Karimganj: Congress President
Sonia Gandhi on Friday said her party will not compromise on the
security and integrity of Assam and the country and dismissed
charges of encouraging influx in the state.

"Congress has often been accused of encouraging influx
from Bangladesh but this is not the truth.

"It (Congress) has never compromised on the security
of Assam and the country and will not ever do so in the
future," she told a campaign rally at Neelam Bazaar in
Karimganj district bordering Bangladesh.

The party, she said, has never compromised where
security was concerned as it "did not believe in that kind of
politics".

It was the Congress government in Assam that had taken
up updating of the National Register of Citizens with March
21, 1971 as the cut-off date, she said.

PTI

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