Number of excluded people will change in NRC in Assam: Sarma
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said the number of people excluded from the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state will "drastically" change at the end of the process of claims and objections.
"It is not proper to come to a conclusion regarding the NRC in Assam. It is just a draft. In our NRC, the names of many people are not there. This number will drastically change after claims and objections are taken into consideration," said Sarma, who is also the convenor of the North-East Democratic Alliance, formed by the BJP along with regional political parties.
"Let Assam produce a correct and perfect NRC. Then people should try to replicate it," he said.
"Going by the demography of Tripura, I don't think there is a huge requirement. Assam's demography has changed. NRC revision is being done in Assam as per the Assam Accord. But in Tripura, there is no accord, no cut-off date, neither in any way to generate any legacy document," he said.
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