'No need for NRC in Bihar, updation of NPR as per 2010 format': State Assembly passes resolution on citizenship, population registries

The Bihar Assembly on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution holding that there is no need for NRC in the state and updating of the National Population Register (NPR) should be done according to the 2010 format

Press Trust of India February 25, 2020 22:41:07 IST
'No need for NRC in Bihar, updation of NPR as per 2010 format': State Assembly passes resolution on citizenship, population registries
  • The Bihar Assembly passed a unanimous resolution holding that there is no need for NRC in the state and updating of the NPR should be done as per 2010 format

  • The all-party resolution followed a debate on an adjournment motion moved by leader of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav and others in the House

  • While replying to the debate on the motion, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had reiterated his opposition to 'additional clauses' having been inserted into the NPR

  • Kumar told the Assembly that there should be 'no confusion' regarding how the NPR exercise would be carried out in the state and that nobody would be asked to furnish information like place and date of birth of one's parents

Patna: The Bihar Assembly on Tuesday passed a unanimous resolution holding that there is no need for NRC in the state and updating of the National Population Register (NPR) should be done according to the 2010 format.

The all-party resolution followed a debate on an adjournment motion moved by leader of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav and others in the House.

It got the approval of the house in the post-lunch session.

No need for NRC in Bihar updation of NPR as per 2010 format State Assembly passes resolution on citizenship population registries

File image of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. PTI

Earlier, while replying to the debate on the motion, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had reiterated his opposition to "additional clauses" having been inserted into the NPR.

He told the house that the state government has written to the Centre requesting that these be dropped.

Kumar told the Assembly that there should be "no confusion" regarding how the NPR exercise would be carried out in the state and that nobody would be asked to furnish information like place and date of birth of one's parents.

Reading out the text of the letter to the Centre, he said it has also been proposed by the Bihar government that "transgenders" be included in the gender column of the NPR.

A strong opponent of National Register for Citizens (NRC) despite his alliance with the BJP, Kumar, however, disapproved of 'hauva' (bogey) of NRC being raised by the opposition despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's categorical statement that its countrywide implementation was not on the anvil.

Kumar said that CAA is a central act passed by Parliament which is currently pending with the Supreme Court.

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