LOOKEAST EXCLUSIVE | Those who think Mamata Banerjee was in Delhi for two days (18–19th Sept) to push PM Narendra Modi to get a name change for West Bengal are way off the mark. That is the story she sold but that possibly concealed a much bigger development. After weeks of sustained pressure on Mamata…
After submitting a memorandum to Shah, who is also the Union Home Minister, at the venue of the 68th Plenary Session of the North East Council (NEC) here, the party’s state unit president Ranjit Dass told reporters that they had discussed “anomalies in the contentious NRC” with the party national president.
“Various people have raised all kinds of questions on the National Register of Citizens (NRC). I want to clearly say that not a single illegal migrant will be allowed to stay in the country by the Government of India. That is our commitment”
The party national president told the state unit that there was nothing to worry in this regard, Dass said.
“He also assured us that necessary protection will be given to all those who came to India prior to 1971,” Dass said.
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“Questions are being raised about the NRC by different sections but today I just want to say this that the BJP–led government is committed to ensure that not a single illegal immigrant enters the region,” he said.
“Various people have raised all kinds of questions on the National Register of Citizens (NRC). I want to clearly say that not a single illegal migrant will be allowed to stay in the country by the Government of India. That is our commitment”, the Union home minister asserted.
Referring to the just published NRC, Shah said, “lt was completed in a time-bound manner”. The meeting was also addressed by Union minister of State in charge of DoNER and NEC vice chairman Jitendra Singh, official sources said.
A total of 3,30,27,661 people had applied to be included in the NRC. Of them, 3,11,21,004 have been included in the updated final list and 19,06,657 excluded, the NRC State Coordinator’s office had said on 31 August. ■