NRC Assam: Prashant Kishor lashes out at Centre over citizens’ list, calls it a “botched up” exercise

NRC Assam final list 2019: NDA ally Janata Dal (United) has strongly criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led governments mammoth move against infiltration in Assam over the exclusion of around 19 lakh people from the final list of National Register of Citizenship (NRC). Partys national vice-president and election strategist Prashant Kishor has called the move botched up and said that it has left lakhs of people as foreigners in their own country. A botched up NRC leaves lakhs of people as foreigners in their own country! Such is the price people pay when political posturing rhetoric is misunderstood as solution for complex issues related to national security without paying attention to strategic systemic challenges. Kishors remark is in line with the partys earlier stand which opposed the NRC in Assam on several fronts. Despite being an NDA ally, Nitish Kumars JD(U) has been repeatedly opposed the BJPs stand on NRC, Ram temple, Triple Talaq, and Uniform Civil Code. The party has also slammed the government over the abrogation of special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 on the floor of both the houses of the Parliament. However, the party supported the government during the vote. #NRCAssam Names of many Indian citizens who migrated from Bangladesh as refugees prior to 1971 have not been included in the NRC because authorities refused to accept refugee certificates. Many names got included because of manipulation of legacy data as alleged by many 1\/2 In a tweet, State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who is also known as BJPs key strategist in the northeast said, Names of many Indian citizens who migrated from Bangladesh as refugees prior to 1971 have not been included in the NRC because authorities refused to accept refugee certificates. The NRC fiasco has exposed all those who tried to take political mileage out of it. They have a lot to answer to the nation. This is what happens when an act is guided by an ulterior motive rather than the good of the society and the larger interest of the nation.(1\/2) In a series of tweets, Banerjee said, The NRC fiasco has exposed all those who tried to take political mileage out of it. They have a lot to answer to the nation. This is what happens when an act is guided by an ulterior motive rather than the good of the society and the larger interest of the nation. My heart goes out to all those, especially the large number of Bengali speaking brothers and sisters, who are made to suffer because of this botched-up process. Earlier I was not aware of the full NRC fiasco. As more and more information is coming in, we are shocked to see that names of more than 1 lakh Gorkha people have been excluded from the list. (1\/3) (2\/3) (3\/3) However, around three crore people were found eligible for inclusion in the list. NRC or National Register of Citizenship was conducted to identify illegal immigrants in the state.