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NRC in Assam figures in West Bengal assembly

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Press Trust of India Kolkata
The release of final draft of the NRC in Assam today figured in the West Bengal assembly, with opposition Congress and Left Front demanding a discussion on the matter and adoption of a unanimous proposal condemning it.
Leader of opposition Abdul Mannan and Left Front legislature party leader Sujan Chakraborty demanded that a motion be brought in the assembly to discuss the issue.
"We want a discussion to be held in the assembly on the issue of NRC. The BJP is trying to divide the country. The basic ideology and ethos are against the culture of Bengal and Bengalis. We want a resolution to be brought in by the government and we want to discuss it in the floor of the house and want to register our protest," Mannan said.
"We have requested the government that this resolution should be an all-party resolution. We would be happy if the government accepts it," he said.
Echoing Mannan, Chakraborty said, "We hope the ruling party would accept our views."

Speaking on the issue, Municipal Affairs Minister Firhad Hakim said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already given a statement on this issue.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh accused the TMC, the Congress and the CPI(M) of trying to politicise the matter.
Registrar General of India Sailesh announced in Guwahati that 2,89,83,677 people were found to be eligible for inclusion in the final draft of the NRC out of a total 3,29,91,384 applicants and around 40.07 lakh of them did not find a place in the document.
These 40 lakh people's fate remains in limbo with the Centre declining to comment on their citizenship status.

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First Published: Jul 30 2018 | 7:46 PM IST

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