New Delhi | BJP MP Manoj Tiwari has called out at an NRC list in Delhi too, said that it was needed as the situation in Delhi is becoming dangerous.
“National Register of Citizens (NRC) is needed in Delhi as situation is becoming dangerous. Illegal immigrants who have settled here are the most dangerous, we will implement NRC here as well,” news agency ANI quoted him as saying.
Tiwari who is also the Delhi BJP chief, made the remarks following the publication of the final NRC list in Assam, which excluded 19 lakh people.
BJP Delhi Chief Manoj Tiwari: National Register of Citizens (NRC) is needed in Delhi as situation is becoming dangerous. Illegal immigrants who have settled here are the most dangerous, we will implement NRC here as well. pic.twitter.com/3T2kEogFP5
— ANI (@ANI) August 31, 2019
Himanta Biswa Sarma hits out at the govt for NRC
Not everyone is BJP is, however, on board with the NRC.
Earlier today, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed disappointment at the list, and said that he hasa lost all hope with the current NRC.
“We have lost hope in the present form of the NRC right after the draft. When so many genuine Indians are out, then how can you claim that this document is a red letter for the Assamese society,” Mr Sarma told local reporters this morning before the list was released.
“In districts bordering Bangladesh, like South Salmara and Dhubri, the rate of exclusion is the lowest and in Bhumiputra district, it’s high. How it can be? We are not interested in this NRC anymore,” he said.
He also alleged that many of immigrants managed to get on the list by manipulating legal data or documents.