Speaker to be from BJP, and his deputy from AINRC; all is well with NDA, says Saminathan
Over 19.06 lakh people were left out of the final draft, published in August 2019. The final NRC will be published by the Registrar General of India.
Due to covid restrictions, only the elected MLAs, senior party functionaries, Chief Secretary Ashwani Kumar and other government officials were present on the occasion.
When the election battle is held over eight phases and four weeks, it becomes difficult for political parties to discover new issues on a daily basis.
It comes in response to Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s claim in Kalimpong on Tuesday that there was no plan to implement NRC as of now.
Gorkhas had long been demanding a separate state, and several movements have been launched by the community over the years, the latest being in 2017.
Shah, during an address after a roadshow in Kalimpong, said as long as the Narendra Modi-led BJP government is there at the Centre, no Gorkha will be harmed.
The applicants will be required to apply online for the inclusion of their names in the list of indigenous Muslims.
In the 2019 general elections, BJP bagged seven Lok Sabha seats out of eight in north Bengal, forcing TMC to return empty handed.
According to state BJP sources, the new citizenship law will benefit more than 1.5 crore people in India, including over 72 lakh in West Bengal.