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Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit Assam on a two-day visit from September 8, 2019.

The proposed visit of Amit Shah, who is also the president of the BJP, assumes much significance with party leaders in Assam expressing unhappiness over the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), published recently.

According to media reports, the Union Home Minister will participate in the plenary session of the North East Council (NEC) on September 8 & 9.

He will also attend a meeting of the North East Development Authority (NEDA).

The Governors and Chief Ministers of eight northeastern States will also participate in these meetings.

According to a media report, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of Assam will meet Union Minister Shah at Guwahati seeking legislative action for protecting the indigenous people of the State whose names did not appear in the final NRC.

The report quoted Assam BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass as saying, “Our State unit has decided to appeal to the government of India as well as the national body of the BJP to take some legislative action, pass an Act or bring an amendment in the Constitution to protect the indigenous people of Assam who have been excluded from the NRC.”

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