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Like Assam, NRC will be implemented in Haryana soon: Manohar Lal Khattar

Khattar also said the Haryana government will look into the feasibility of setting up a Law Commission

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

After Assam, Chief Minister on Sunday announced that the Register of Citizens will be implemented in the state.

"We will implement in Haryana," Khattar told reporters in Panchkula after meeting Justice H S Bhalla (retd) and former Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba at their residences here.

Khattar met them under his party's "Maha Sampark Abhiyan" ahead of state polls in October. He had previously too supported implementation across the country.

Interacting with reporters after meeting Justice Bhalla, a retired high court judge, Khattar said, "I met them under Maha Sampark Abhiyan where we meet prominent citizens."

"When we meet, the talk revolves around how to take country forward and other such issues," he said.

He said Justice Bhalla has taken up many assignments after his retirement.

"He is also working on and will visit Assam soon. I said that we will implement NRC in and have sought Bhalla ji's support and suggestion," he said.

On August 31, the final NRC in Assam was released, leaving out 19 lakh people.

The process of NRC update was started in Assam following a Supreme Court order in 2013 and since then, the apex court has closely monitored the entire process.

However, several political parties, including the BJP in the northeastern state, have voiced their dissatisfaction with the final document.

On Sunday, Khattar also said the government will look into the feasibility of setting up a Law Commission.

"He (Justice Bhalla) suggested that a Law Commission should be set up in Haryana. The government will look into the feasibility of setting up of this commission," Khattar said.

First Published: Sun, September 15 2019. 18:05 IST
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