Telangana Congress asks Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to follow Kerala government's steps and stop NPR work in state

'While we welcome a resolution by the Telangana Assembly against NPR, NRC and CAA, this alone may not suffice to stop the NPR work in Telangana state', said N Uttam Kumar Reddy

Press Trust of India March 09, 2020 11:29:08 IST
Telangana Congress asks Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to follow Kerala government's steps and stop NPR work in state
  • Congress Telangana urged Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to stay all activities related to NPR

  • 'While we welcome a resolution by the Telangana Assembly against NPR, NRC and CAA, this alone may not suffice to stop the NPR work in Telangana state', said N Uttam Kumar Reddy

  • To clear any ambiguity among the officials, a government order should be issued as has been done in some other states, he said

Hyderabad: Congress Telangana unit president and Lok Sabha member N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Sunday urged Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to stay all activities related to the National Population Register (NPR) in the state on the lines of the Kerala government and some other states.

Telangana Congress asks Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to follow Kerala governments steps and stop NPR work in state

File image of Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. News18

He welcomed the move by the government to get a resolution adopted in the assembly against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), NPR and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

"While we welcome a resolution by the Telangana Assembly against NPR, NRC and CAA, this alone may not suffice to stop the NPR work in Telangana state," he said in an open letter to Rao.

To clear any ambiguity among the officials, a government order should be issued as has been done in some other states, he said citing the Kerala government's recent order staying all activities connected with the updation of NPR.

The TRS government in Telangana has already said it would pass a resolution in the assembly against the CAA. A meeting of the state cabinet has last month urged the Centre to abrogate the amended citizenship law.

Rao on Saturday agreed with the concerns expressed by some opposition parties and others about producing birth certificates, including that of parents, to establish their identity, saying he too does not have his birth certificate.

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