Nationwide National Register Of Citizens Needless, Has No Justification: Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asserted that nationwide implementation of the National Register of Citizens 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 scheduled castes and scheduled tribes by another 10 years.
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 Bharatiya Janata Party, come clean on the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Act, NRC, and National Population Register, Kumar wondered from where did this talk of NRC sprung up?
The country is witnessing huge turmoil on these issues (Citizenship Amendment Act, NRC, and National Population Register), 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.