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No decision yet on NRC in Tripura: MHA

Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh  

‘Report on likely implementation is false’

The Home Ministry said on Friday that no decision has been taken to implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Tripura, after a similar exercise was carried out in Assam to identify illegal immigrants.

In a statement, the Home Ministry said a delegation of the Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT), led by its president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl, met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday, but no assurance had been given to the team regarding implementation of the NRC in the State.

After the exercise in Assam, some leaders in the BJP said that the NRC should be implemented across the country.

“The Home Minister met a delegation of the INPT, led by its president Bijoy Kumar Hrangkhawl, on October 4. However, no assurance was given by the Home Minister regarding the implementation of the NRC in Tripura. It is categorically asserted that no decision has been taken on the issue,” the statement said. The Ministry also said that news reports appearing after the meeting on the likely implementation of the NRC in Tripura are “absolutely incorrect and mischievous.”

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