No rules framed for all-India NRC; in Assam it was a mandate of SC: PM Modi
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday raised his voice in tunes to BJP's aggressive response against anti-CAA agitation by explaining the move behind proposed National Registrar of Citizens (NRC) with changes in Citizenship Act. He also blamed Congress of spreading 'rumours and lies' about the CAA and NRC among the citizens of India.
Addressing a massive rally in Delhi, PM Modi explained that his government has no intentions to derecognize Muslims as the citizens of India.
Calling the allegation an "evil lie" being spread to cause havoc in the country, the PM said, "NRC has not been brought before Parliament. It has not been discussed in the cabinet. I can assure 130 crore Indians that since 2014, when our government was formed, the term NRC has not figured in any discussion in the government.
The NRC that has been implemented is limited to Assam and had to be done because of the Supreme Court that came when Congress was in power. Were they asleep?"
PM Modi didn’t rule out NRC. He drew He drew a distinction between “refugees” who came to India because of religious persecution in Pakistan and other neighbouring countries and “infiltrators”. There were enough hints in his 100-minute speech that the promise of non-discrimination was meant only for Indian Muslims "whose ancestors were the offspring of mother India".
He also mocked the CMs of claiming that they will not be implementing CAA in their states as he claimed that they do not even have the power to stop the implementation.