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If there are any foreigners in Haryana, it's failure of Khattar's govt: Kumari Selja

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Reacting to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's comment on the Register of Citizens (NRC), Congress leader Kumari Selja said if illegal people are living in the state then it is the failure of his regime.

"Who is living illegally in Haryana? If illegal people are living in Haryana then it is your (Khattar) government's failure. What have you done for last 5 years," Selja told ANI here.

Her response is in stark contrast to the statement issued by the Leader of Opposition in Haryana Assembly and former Congress chief minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who earlier today backed Khattar's statement regarding the need for implementing the Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.

"What the Chief Minister has said is already the law, foreigners have to leave, it is the responsibility of the government to identify them," Hooda had said at a press conference here in which both senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and Selja were present.

Selja went on to allege that Khattar was not focused on solving the public grievances and was instead deviating the attention by talking about NRC.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had earlier today announced to implement the Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.

"We will implement the NRC in Haryana as well," Khattar told reporters in Panchkula after meeting retired Judge SS Bhalla, who is going to review the NRC process in Assam.

Congress had earlier strongly opposed the Centre's NRC move in Assam.

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First Published: Sun, September 15 2019. 22:56 IST