Rec­tify NRC list be­fore mov­ing ahead: RSS sug­ges­tion to govt

Quota needed till there is dis­par­ity: RSS

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation -

Pushkar/ New Delhi: Con­cerns over the Na­tional Reg­is­ter of Cit­i­zens ex­clud­ing le­git­i­mate cit­i­zens, sev­eral of them Hin­dus, were part of RSS co­or­di­na­tion meet­ing. The Sangh on Mon­day said there were “some er­rors” in the list that must be rec­ti­fied even as it felt the NRC was a wel­come step.

BJP gen­eral sec­re­tary Ram Mad­hav, in-charge of north-east states, is un­der­stood to have briefed the meet on the NRC ex­er­cise. RSS joint gen­eral sec­re­tary Dat­ta­treya Hos­a­bale de­scribed NRC as a “com­pli­cated and com­plex is­sue” as names of many BanTheRSS

on Mon­day said reser­va­tion is re­quired be­cause there is so­cial and eco­nomic dis­par­ity in so­ci­ety, and should con­tinue till its ben­e­fi­cia­ries feel it is needed. The state­ment by RSS joint gen­eral sec­re­tary Dat­ta­treya Hos­a­bale came af­ter a fresh con­tro­versy over Sangh chief Mo­han Bhag­wat’s re­marks that there should be con­ver­sa­tion in a “har­mo­nious at­mos­phere be­tween those in favour of reser­va­tion and those against it”. The RSS had later said the re­marks were taken out of con­text and em­pha­sised no change in its stand favour­ing reser­va­tions.

gladeshi il­le­gal im­mi­grants were in the vot­ers’ list while gen­uine names were left out.

“There are about 35 to 40 lakh il­le­gal im­mi­grants from Bangladesh who are now set­tled in As­sam, and had been

is­sued le­gal doc­u­ments dur­ing pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ments, which has com­pli­cated the is­sue,” Hos­a­bale said. He sug­gested that the govern­ment first rec­tify the NRC list be­fore mov­ing for­ward.

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