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BJP Leadership Should Clarify If NRC Will Happen: Digvijaya

Singh made the demand a day ahead of BJP working president J P Nadda's scheduled visit here.

Dec 21, 2019 / 05:49 PM IST

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said on Saturday that the BJP leadership should clarify whether the National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise will be carried out across the country.

Singh made the demand a day ahead of BJP working president J P Nadda's scheduled visit here.

"He should clarify whether NRC will be enforced or not," Singh said. "The enforcement of NRC means people will have to dig out birth, school and other certificates of their forefathers to prove citizenship," the Rajya Sabha member said.

On the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Singh said, "The Centre already has the power to grant citizenship, so there was no need for this Act (amendment).

The amended act provides for grant of citizenship to members of persecuted minority communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

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Asked about the ongoing violent protests against the CAA and proposed NRC, Singh said, "We should follow the path of non-violence shown by Mahatma Gandhi to protest." PTI HWP LAL KRK.
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first published: Dec 21, 2019 05:49 pm

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