Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, over his remarks that no detention centre was being constructed in Assam. He said, “the Prime Minister of RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) is lying to the nation.”
This weekend, PM Modi said there had been no talks on a pan-India NRC — a citizenship verification drive that has so far been implemented only in Assam and accused the Congress and others of spreading the rumor that Muslims would be sent to detention centres.
As per reports, Matia detention centre is being built at a cost of over Rs 46 crore; it will have the capacity to hold 3,000 detainees in Assam. It will house 15 four-storey buildings: 13 for men and two for women.