Controversy has also arisen over the National Population Register between the ongoing debate on CAA and NRC. It is being said from the government that there is no relation between NPR and NRC, while opposition parties are raising questions on it. AIMIM chief and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi has even advised Union Home Minister Amit Shah to read the report of the Home Ministry on this issue.
Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM: Why is Home Minister misleading the nation? In Parliament he said ‘Owaisi ji NRC will be implemented in the whole country’. Amit Shah sahab, as long as the sun keeps rising from the east we will keep telling the truth. NPR is the first step towards NRC. https://t.co/toAQU3yjV3 pic.twitter.com/8vgAqne8Ce
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Not only this he said,”They are doing NPR according to the Citizenship Act, 1955, then is it not connected to NRC? Why is the home minister misleading the country? He took my name in Parliament and said Owaisi ji NRC will be implemented across the country. Amit Shah sahab, as long as the sun keeps rising from the east, we will keep telling the truth. NPR is the first step towards NRC. When NPR will be done in April 2020, officials will ask for documents.The final list will be NRC.”
In an interview with news agency ANI on Tuesday Amit Shah said, “Asaduddin Owaisi’s criticism of #CAA: If we say that the sun rises from the east then Owaisi ji will say no it rises from the west, he always opposes our stand. Still I again assure him that CAA has nothing to do with NRCthat NPR has nothing to do with NRC.”