No Demand For Citizen’s Register In Tripura: Biplab


Nagpur: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Tuesday that there was no
demand for a citizen’s register like the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in his state.

He said it is not even a sensitive issue in Assam, where the final draft of the NRC
was published on Monday with over 2.89 crore names out of the total 3.29 crore applicants in the north-eastern state.

Deb, who visited Nagpur on Tuesday to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, said there was no demand for the NRC in Tripura.

“Everything is in order in Tripura and everyone has valid papers. Hence, it is not an issue for us,” the BJP leader told reporters here.

“I don’t feel it is even a sensitive issue in Assam and its chief minister is capable of handling the situation,” he said to a query.

Some people in politics having “foreign mindset” were trying to vitiate the atmosphere, Deb alleged.

The NRC contains names of Indian citizens of Assam.