Manipur cabinet passes resolution favoring NRC; N Biren Singh says state will approach Centre

  • On the sidelines of the NEDA conclave in Guwahati, Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said the state government is in favour of implementation of NRC.

  • The state has already approved a resolution for a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state, he told reporters.

  • We and many of the states in the North East need NRC, he further said.

Guwahati: Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday said the state government is in favour of implementation of NRC and will approach the Centre for it in line with the one in Assam.

The state has already approved a resolution for a National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state, he told reporters on the sidelines of the NEDA conclave in Guwahati.

"We and many of the states in the North East need NRC. The Manipur government has already taken a decision in the cabinet to have NRC," Singh said.

The Centre's view is very clear that no illegal immigrant will be allowed to stay anywhere in the country and "that is a very clear message," the chief minister said.

Asked how the state plans to implement the exercise, he said, "It will be done through the Central government. Assam is doing it under the supervision of the Supreme Court. So, we are requesting the Central government and it will be done by them."

Updated Date: Sep 09, 2019 16:47:36 IST