Nationwide Register of Citizens is needless, has no justification, says Nitish Kumar in Bihar Assembly after Opposition asks about his stand on CAA, NRC, NPR

  • Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that nationwide implementation of NRC was needless and had no justification

  • He made the remarks on the floor of the state assembly

  • The country is witnessing huge turmoil on these issues CAA, NRC, and NPR

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asserted that nationwide implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was needless and had no justification. He made the remarks on the floor of the state assembly while thanking the House members for unanimously approving a constitutional amendment for extending quotas to SCs and STs by another 10 years.

 Nationwide Register of Citizens is needless, has no justification, says Nitish Kumar in Bihar Assembly after Opposition asks about his stand on CAA, NRC, NPR

File image of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. PTI

Referring to an impassioned speech made by leader of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav, who had demanded that the chief minister, who is an ally of the BJP, come clean on the issue of Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NRC and National Population Register (NPR), Kumar wondered from where did this talk of NRC sprung up.

The country is witnessing huge turmoil on these issues (CAA, NRC, and NPR), Kumar said, adding that we should keep in mind that NRC was an exercise confined to Assam as part of the accord signed by the Rajiv Gandhi government.

A nationwide NRC would be needless (koi zarurat nahin hai) and has no justification (koi auchitya nahin hai). We do not think any such thing is going to take place. I think the Prime Minister, too, has spoken clearly on this, he added.

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Updated Date: Jan 13, 2020 15:06:30 IST