Assam NRC execution a tardy process, creating massive insecurity in State, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed his concern over the execution of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. In a Facebook post, he said it was a tardy process that was creating insecurity among Indian citizens because of missing names.

The Congress also asked the Central government to convene an all-party meeting to discuss the fallout of having over 40 lakh residents in the doubtful category of citizens.

Sources told The Hindu that the issue was discussed at a meeting of the party’s senior leaders.

“There are reports pouring in from all corners of Assam of Indian citizens finding their names missing in the draft NRC, creating massive insecurity in the State. Clearly, after spending close to ₹1,200 crore, the execution of this critical and highly sensitive exercise has been tardy. The government must move swiftly to resolve this crisis,” Mr. Gandhi wrote on his official Facebook page.

Mr. Gandhi maintained that the NRC was initiated by the United Progressive Alliance government under Manmohan Singh to fulfil the commitment made in the Assam Accord. “However, the manner in which this exercise has been undertaken leaves much to be desired,” he said.

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