He added that encroachment at Darrang district’s Dholpur is a part of the blueprint to grab the Sipajhar assembly constituency. Of the 10,000 people in the area, 6,000 of them do not have their names even in the preliminary NRC.
“Earlier, when I was not the chief minister, I did not have access to intelligence files. But now I have them and these reports talk about a blueprint to take over constituencies after constituencies. Their common thought is to turn around the demography and emerge as the majority to take control of power at Dispur by 2050,” Sarma said, adding, “If we can stop this from happening, it will be a big achievement for us.”
By ‘they’, Sarma meant illegal settlers. “I do not want to say that these people are from Islam faith because our native Assamese Muslims are far, far away from this blueprint. You all know who I am talking about. In fact, the desi Muslims (natives) are complaining to me that their mosques have been grabbed by these illegal settlers,” the chief minister said.
“In the last election, three assembly constituencies — Barkhetri, Batadraba and Mangaldai constituencies — have gone from natives to illegal settlers just by change in demography as laid down in the blueprint,” added Sarma.