NEW DELHI, July 19 - The State Congress on Thursday sought Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh�s intervention on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updating process.
In a letter to the Union Home Minister by Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president, Ripun Bora said, �They have received inputs from different parts of the State that several lakhs of names will find no place in the final draft due to political interference of Assam Government, as they allegedly want to misuse the NRC for political purposes�.
Apart from keeping on hold the names of 1.25 lakh �D� voters and their descendents names of approx 90,000 declared foreigners and their descendents will not appear in the draft NRC on July 30.
�We have specific information that names of several lakhs of religious minority, linguistic minority and Nepali population will be deleted from the draft NRC�.
There are some specific instances of how the NRC Authority is acting in their whims and in a most partisan manner to drop the names of lakhs of Indian citizens from the draft NRC.
Meanwhile, in the Lok Sabha, Sushmita Dev raising the NRC issue during the Zero Hour, said that she feared that the NRC authority is coming with new rule every second day. For instance, she said on May 1 and 2 , it issued a circular saying that all relatives of �D� voters will be now under the NRC.
Every second day, the goal post is being shifted and it has created panic. For instance, the first Deputy Speaker of Assam Assembly, also received a notice. �I have full regard for the Supreme Court�s order but it is my humble request that the NRC authority must act consistently,� she said.