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Will NRC be a meaningless exercise?

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Tarun Gogoi said the ongoing process to update NRC will be a meaningless exercise if the Centre ensures safe passage of the Citizenship(Amendment) Bill,2016 in Parliament.

Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, the three time chief minister said thr NDA government and Assam BJP leadership have been working overnight to clear the Bill in question where the grant citizenship to the illegal Hindu settlers whose names would not be there in the updated NRC. "Then why NRC is required? Crores of rupees have been spent. Won't it be a meaningless exercise?," said Gogoi.

The former chief minister further is unhappy with thr first NRC draft alleging lack of interest from the part of the government.

"NRC draft started during my true. Nearly 80% draft was prepared when I was chief minister. This government has done only 20%. That too completed where many political leaders and prominent citizens are missing. This is because of half hearted effort of the present government," said the government.

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