Unfazed with protests and refusal from some states, BJP says it will implement CAA, NRC
New Delhi : Unfazed with the refusal of some states to implement a nationwide National Register for Citizens (NRC), Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) clears its stand to make the registration of Indian citizens compulsory.
On the day when, Indian government announced that NRC is not a part of CAA, BJP's working president JP Nadda met refugees from Afghanistan and said that both the new Citizenship Law and NRC would be implemented.
On Thursday, the government released FAQs to counter propaganda about change in the CAA left room for implementation of NRC. The government however has maintained that the implementation is yet to be decided.
Protesting against the NRC, several states have refused to implement it. JDU Chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik have supported the CAA in parliament but have refused to implement NRC in the states.
JP Nadda, on the other hand, made it loud clear that there is no going back on the CAA. "India is marching behind PM Narendra Modi and it will be continued. The CAA will be implemented and so as NRC in the future," said Nadda during his meeting with Sikh refugees from Afghanistan.
BJP's working president also said that these people have been living in India for more than 28-30 years and still cannot avail basic rights of education and living because they do not have Indian citizenship.
Amit Shah had earlier said that NRC which has been implemented in Assam will be done nationally in the future.