Nitish Kumar’s JD-U objects to BJP’s demand to implement NRC in Bihar
BJP MP RAKESH SINHA WANTS NRC TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN SEEMANCHAL REGION WITH CONSIDERABLE MUSLIM POPULATION
PATNA: Fresh differences have cropped up between two NDA partners—BJP and JD-U—in Bihar over the issue of implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
The JD-U has strongly opposed the BJP leader’s demand for implementing the NRC in eastern border region in Bihar having considerable Muslim population.
DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGES IN BORDER REGION
“The speed with which population in the border districts, especially Katihar, Purnia and Kishaganj, has increased has brought demographic changes in the region. This is very worrying. NRC is a must in the region,” Sinha has tweeted.
He alleged a large number of Bangladeshi nationals have captured land, employment and business in the region while politicians indulged in vote-bank politics are rejecting it.
बिहार के सीमांचल जिलो, विशेषकर कटिहार ,पूर्णिया ,किशनगंज,में आबादी जिस रफ़्तार से बढ़ी है और जनसंख्या का संतुलन बिगड़ा है वह चिंताजनक है. स्वार्थी राजनीतिज्ञ वोट की लालच में इसे ख़ारिज कर रहे हैं. बड़ी संख्या में बांग्लादेशी ज़मीन ,रोज़गार, व्यापार पर क़ाबिज़ हैं NRC आवश्यक है.
— Prof Rakesh Sinha (@RakeshSinha01) September 3, 2019
JD-U SAYS NO NEED FOR NRC IN BIHAR
The JD-U promptly rejected this demand. “There is no need for implementing the NRC in Bihar or other states,” JD-U’s spokesperson KC Tyagi told the media.
Another top party leader and vice-president Prashant Kisor has already taken potshots at NRC saying botched-up NRC has left millions of people as foreigners in their own country.
Kishor who happens to be a prominent poll strategist is considered very close to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.
A botched up NRC leaves lakhs of people as foreigners in their own country!
Such is the price people pay when political posturing & rhetoric is misunderstood as solution for complex issues related to national security without paying attention to strategic & systemic challenges.
— Prashant Kishor (@PrashantKishor) September 1, 2019