New Delhi, July 30: The final draft of Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) was published today on the official website nrcassam.nic.in. Out of a total of 3.29 crore applicants, 2.89 crore were declared eligible to be added in the complete NRC Assam draft and 40.07 lakh were left out. Following the publication of the NRC Assam final draft, the Trinamool Congress alleged discrimination against the Biharis and Bengalis and moved an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha.
Attacking the government over 40.07 people being left out, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been trying to identify and isolate the people who do not vote for the party. “They are turning Indian people into refugees in their own country,” she said, adding, “I am sending a team of party MPs to Assam and if necessary, I will go there too.”
NRC Assam Final Draft: What All Happened Today
1. Around 40 lakh people have been left out of the list. The first list of the NRC process was released in December 31 last year, in which around 1.9 crore people out of the total applications of 3.29 crore people were included.
2. After the NRC Assam final draft was published, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that it is a “big mistake” PM Modi is making. “You are dividing people. Home Minister Rajnath Singh should make an amendment,” he said.
3. CPM MP Mohd Salim said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is attempting to take NRC to other states as well. “Government should protect the right of the people,” he said.
4. Mamata Banerjee alleged that the 40.07 lakh mostly include Bengalis. “It is a case of political isolation. These people have Aadhar cards but the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is still not satisfied,” she said, adding, “People of Murshidabad district have been told that they are not residents. How many people will they (the government) leave out, lynch and isolate in the name of vote politics.”
5. Assam BJP MLA Ramakanta Deuri and his family members have not been added in the NRC list. Reports also have it that a retired Indian Army officer was also among the 40 lakh people left out of NRC draft. “This is very unfortunate. I just can’t accept this behaviour. I’m deeply hurt,” he told Outlook.
6. Name of Assistant sub-inspector Shah Alam, who was a part of CM security’s, is also missing from the final draft.
7. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that was published on Monday was not the final list and there was no need to create panic, while urging the opposition not to politicise it.
8. Defending the list, Rajnath Singh said, “In publishing NRC, the government has done nothing. Everything is being done as per Supreme Court order. The allegation of the opposition against the government is baseless. The government is not doing anything. Whatever is happening is under the supervision of the Supreme Court.”
9. Reacting to Mamata Banerjee’s discrimination allegations, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) leader Akhil Gogoi said that the West Bengal CM doesn’t know the situation in Assam and is “just playing politics”.
10. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal welcomed the NRC draft and slammed the opposition saying that “certain sections are trying to destabilise and spread lies”. “People of Assam have always lived with peace and harmony. We will not allow anyone to disturb peace and law and order,” he said.