Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has said that his administration will implement the National Register of Citizens if the need arises. Rawat is the fourth Bharatiya Janata Party chief minister to express such sentiments since the final NRC list was published in Assam on 31st August. It has so far excluded around 19 lakh individuals.
He said that they will see if it is needed in their state or not. The issue of NRC which has been raised is justified. It has been a problem from a long time and the intellectual class had been discussing that infiltration has occurred at a large scale.
He further added that he will discuss it with his Cabinet. He said that if it is found necessary, it will be implemented in the state.
The Congress has mocked the BJP and has suggested that it should implement the NRC across the world.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has said that the government should make its stand on NRC clear. He said that the government does not have any guidelines on where the people will be sent.