NRC Draft: Rahul says govt did tardy job, should move swiftly to resolve crisis
The government should move swiftly to resolve the crisis in Assam after reports that the names of many Indian citizens are missing in the draft National Register of Citizens, Gandhi said.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said the BJP government's execution of the highly-sensitive National Register of Citizens has been tardy, leading to massive insecurity in Assam.
"However, the manner in which this exercise has been undertaken by the BJP Governments at the center and in the State of Assam leaves much to be desired," he said.
"There are reports pouring in from all corners of Assam of Indian citizens finding their names missing in the draft NRC, creating massive insecurity in the state. Clearly, after spending close to Rs 1,200 crore, the execution of this critical and highly sensitive exercise has been tardy. The Government must move swiftly to resolve this crisis," he added.
Over 40 lakh people in Assam have been left out from the NRC, which is being prepared to identify illegal migrants in the state.
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