Breaking his silence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that all opportunities would be given to the people of Assam, who could not make it to the final draft of the National Register of Citizen (NRC) published on July 30.
Prime Minister Modi in an interview to a news agency said that no Indian citizens will be excluded from the NRC and their concerns will be addressed.
The Prime Minister lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s comments over the NRC update exercise.
Modi said only those, who have lost faith in themselves, fear loss of popular support and lack faith in democratic institutions, can use words like ‘civil war’, ‘bloodbath’, etc.
Modi asserted that his government would keep its promise of updating the NRC in Assam.
He allayed concerns that the NRC will exclude Indian citizens and assured that all possible opportunities will be given to people to get their concerns addressed.
The Prime Minister also slammed the Congress over the NRC in Assam, saying the vote bank politics prevented it from implementing accords the party itself concluded in 1972 and 1982 when it was in office.
BJP national president Amit Shah on Saturday made an all-out attack on Mamata and said NRC is the best way to identify and throw out Bangladeshi illegal immigrants.