Published On: Wed, Aug 1st, 2018

NRC Blames Mamata Banerjee Government For Being Defaulter In Verification Process

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According to Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India Sailesh the West Bengal government has been the biggest defaulter in National Register of Citizens (NRC) verification process.

NRC Blames Mamata Banerjee Government For Being Defaulter In Verification Process

Sailesh looks after the entire NRC exercise and he added that the Mamata Banerjee-governed state retured just 6 percent of the documents sent by them. The other defaulters in the matter are Bihar, Chandigarh, Meghalaya and Manipur.

The verification process exercise is focused on those people who come from different states and residing in Assam due to any reason.

Sailesh said further the NRC had even deputed its own staff in West Bengal to help the Trinamool National Congress (TMC)-led government in collecting documents which were predefined by the authorities, but the process didn’t workout as expected.

He mentioned, “We had to struggle. We had to follow up. But we have not received substantial number of documents from West Bengal.”

The last NRC draft was published on July 30 about Assam’s citizens and it was found about 40 lakh people have been excluded from it as not considered to be the citizens of the state. Lack of supporting documents was one of the main reasons for non-inclusion of so many people.

Sailesh said, “West Bengal was the only state where we made an exception by deputing my own staff to assist the state government. But we have not received all required documents for the draft NRC.”

He said there are substantial number of documents not provided by the West Bengal government.

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