Congress candidate boasts to have gotten illegal Bangladeshis in voters’ list: Assam

22nd March 2021

22nd March 2021

Congress candidate from Assam, Sibamoni Bora boasted having included Bangladeshis in voters’ list without any verification. Consequently, a legal complaint has been filed against her with Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Assam. 

Legal Rights Observatory has sought prosecution of Sibamoni Bora for her illegal act of inducting illegal Bangladeshis in voters list when she was a BDO without verification.

In a video shared by a local news channel, Sibamoni Bora can be heard saying, “Me and my father and have been working for you for a long time. A lot of you people have got voting rights because of me, I can claim that. Because when I was a BDO here, when hearings took place (for updating voter lists), I had accepted all the applications without a single house visit. Those who are voting now here, I had enabled them to do so. If I had not done that at that time, you would not have got the voting rights.

“You don’t have to fear about that, because this time the grand alliance will form the government.” By implication, if Congress-AIUDF does not come to power, they might lose their voting rights. 

Bora is contesting from Batadrava, birthplace of Srimanta Sankardev, founder of Vaishnavism in Assam. 

The region is teeming with illegal infiltration from Bangladesh. Large areas of Bardow Satra, the Vaishnav monastery, has been encroached upon by illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. 

Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that removing the encroachers from the Satra land will be a priority of NDA if it returns to power. 


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