Barak BJP To Meet Shah on NRC anomalies

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The Barak Valley Coordination Committee of the BJP will meet Home Minister Amit Shah in Guwahati demanding legislative action to protect bonafide citizens whose names did not figure in the final updated list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

Shah has arrived on a two-day visit to the State today. He will chair the 68th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC).

Chairman of the committee, Kabindra Purakayastha informed that a representative team of the committee members including Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy and other leaders have decided to meet Shah when the latter arrives at Guwahati on September 8 and submit a charter of demands including a relook into the anomalies in the published NRC and also a plea to get the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) passed in the next Parliament session.

Purakayastha informed that the committee has decided in the special meeting held at the BJP office here that steps would be taken to provide free legal assistance to the NRC left-outs.

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