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Oppn delegation seeks President's intervention in NRC issue

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A delegation of opposition parties, including the Congress, TMC and the Left, urged today to ensure that not a single Indian citizen was excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in

A memorandum submitted by the delegation to Kovind accused the government of undermining the nation's democratic and secular values and alleged that the draft NRC had resulted in the exclusion of 40 lakh Indians.

It also accused the government of spreading misleading statements against the over the NRC issue.

The memorandum claimed that the NRC had resulted in the exclusion of over 40 lakh Indian citizens, including Bengalis, Assamese, Rajasthanis, Marwaris, Biharis, Gorkhas, Punjabis, those from and the southern states and tribals, who were residents of for a very long period.

The aftermath of the NRC 2018 was an example of the ruling dispensation threatening and attempting to ruin the country's great institutions like the Constitution, Parliament, the judiciary and the media, it alleged.

"As the of these great institutions, we appeal and urge upon you to ensure that not a single Indian citizen is excluded from the NRC list in Assam," it added.

The delegation included of the Congress, of the TMC, of the CPI(M), H D Deve Gowda of the JD(S), Y S Chowdhary of the TDP and of the among others.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 15:16 IST