The name of Assam’s lone woman chief minister Syeda Anowara Taimur, who is residing in Australia, is missing from the NRC and she plans to return home to initiate the process of enlisting herself and her family in the register of citizens of the State.
Taimur is suffering from an ailment and was with her son in Australia. Earlier, she had made arrangements for submission of NRC application with the help of a third party. The ex-CM will be returning to Assam soon to re-apply for enlisting names into the NRC.
The NRC authorities in Guwahati, however, said there was no legacy data of the former chief minister available with them and as such, it was not possible for them to ascertain whether she and her family members had applied for inclusion of their names in the draft NRC.
Taimur headed the State government from December 1980 to June 1981. Taimur also served as a Rajya Sabha member in 1988. She was elected as a member of the State Legislative Assembly in 1972, 1978, 1983 and 1991. She left Congress to join the AIUDF in 2011.
There are other similar incidences like the exclusion of name of the nephew of former president Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed’s from the NRC.
The complete draft of the NRC released on 30 July included the names of 2.89 crore people, out of the 3.29 crore applicants, with the names of over 40 lakh people excluded.