Parliament Live updates: Opposition parties led by the Congress today raised the issue of non-inclusion of 40 lakh names in the final draft list of the NRC in Assam which was published yesterday.
Opposition parties led by the Congress today raised the issue of non-inclusion of 40 lakh names in the final draft list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam which was published yesterday. Scores of parties including Trinamool Congress and Samajwadi Party are staging a protest near the Gandhi statue demanding 40 lakh people be included in the final draft. The opposition has accused the government of “intentionally” not including 40 lakh names to appease a particular section of the society. However, the government has refuted all allegations saying the exercise was carried out under the supervision of the Supreme Court and that this is not the “final list”. The list was released yesterday with 2.90 crore names out of 3.29 citizens in Assam.
Parliament Live updates:
On Monday, Union Home Minister Rajnath SIngh had urged political parties not to spread misinformation to create panic among the citizens. He had made it clear that if anyone was not satisfied with the NRC's final draft, that person will get an opportunity to file claims and objections as per provisions in the law and also approach the Foreigners' Tribunal.