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More should have been excluded from NRC : Assam BJP minister
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More should have been excluded from NRC : Assam BJP minister

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Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that more people should have been excluded from the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC), a long-pending demand of BJP, issued on Saturday. “More illegal migrants should have been excluded,” he said.

He also said that the BJP and the state government will now approach the Supreme Court again for “re-verification” of the citizenship in the border districts. The NRC list on Assam has already excluded 19 lakh people.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister, said the list that has excluded over 19 lakh people, is “erroneous” as “more illegal migrants should have been excluded” and that the party’s fight to “exclude every single foreigner” from the state will continue.

While maintaining that the party’s official view on the final list will be known later, Sarma said the prima facie report that he received from the indigenous people is that “they are not at all happy with the outcome of the process”.