Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that there is no question of implementing the National Registers of Citizens (NRC) in the state.
He made the statement amid protests taking place across the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and NRC.
“No question of NRC in Bihar. It was in discussions only in the context of Assam. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also clarified on it,” said Kumar in state Assembly.
While Speaking about the Citizenship law, Kumar said that the JD(U) is ready to discuss the act in the Parliament if all parties agreed to it.
“There should be a discussion on CAA. If people want, then there will be a discussion in this house. As for NRC, there is no question of the NRC and no justification for it,” the chief minister said.
On Sunday, JD (U) vice-president Prashant Kishor thanked the Congress party and its leadership for their formal and unequivocal rejection of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and NRC.
“I join my voice with all to thank Congress leadership for their formal and unequivocal rejection of CAA, NRC. Both Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi deserves special thanks for their efforts on this count. Also would like to reassure to all – CAA and NRC will not be implemented in Bihar,” Kishor had tweeted.