NAGPUR: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said today that there was no demand for a citizen’s register like the National Register of Citizens in his state. He said it is not even a sensitive issue in Assam, where the final draft of the NRC was published yesterday with over 2.89 crore names out of the total 3.29 crore applicants in the north-eastern state.
Around 40.07 lakh applicants did not find a place in the historic document, touted to be a proof of Assamese identity. Deb, who visited Nagpur today to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat, said there was no demand for the NRC in Tripura. “Everything is in order in Tripura and everyone has valid papers. Hence, it is not an issue for us,” the BJP leader told reporters.
“I don’t feel it is even a sensitive issue in Assam and its chief minister is capable of handling the situation,” he said to a query. Some people in politics having “foreign mindset” were trying to vitiate the atmosphere, Deb alleged.
The NRC contains names of Indian citizens of Assam.