Assam BJP MLA Kishore Nath served notice to prove citizenship


GUWAHATI, May 18: A foreigners’ tribunal has served a notice to a BJP legislator from Barak valley and members of his family asking them to prove their Indian citizenship before the tribunal.
“The Foreigners’ Tribunal No 1 at Cachar has served a notice suspecting BJP MLA from Borkhola constituency Kishore Nath and six members of his family as doubtful voters. The notice has been received by Nath this morning,” a source said.
Nath has confirmed the notice has been served on him and he vowed to challenge the tribunal’s notice. “I am a son of the soil….a native of Barak valley and I am an Indian. I will prove it,” he said.
The tribunal has also served similar notices to Nath’s wife Nilima Nath, his four brothers Matilal Nath, Pradip Nath, Jagdish Nath, Manik Nath and sister-in-law Rakhi Nath.
Nath along with his family members will now have to appear before the tribunal and prove that they are citizens of India.
State Congress president Ripun Borah was quick to react against BJP. “This means that one MLA of BJP is not an Indian citizenship. BJP should apologise to the nation,” Borah said. (TNN)