Uproar over NRC disrupts Parliament again, On Amit Shah's Rajiv comment

Uproar over NRC disrupts Parliament again, On Amit Shah's Rajiv comment

Courtesy : NJ02/08/2018 08:06

The final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) which was published on July 30 has become major point of contention among the political parties.
A number of political parities held a protest outside Parliament, accusing the BJP of trying to divide the society and making Indian citizens become refugees in their own country.
Congress senior spokesperson Anand Sharma said the BJP and the government should behave responsibly on the issue in national interest and unity. He also raised objection over Amit Shah's statement about Rajiv Gandhi and the Assam Accord.
Speaking during Parliament session yesterday, BJP chief Amit Shah said that Congress did not have the courage to implement NRC.
"Rajiv Gandhi signed the Assam Accord in 1985. NRC is the soul of Assam Accord. They didn't have the courage to implement it, we had. The Accord said remove all illegal immigrants," Sha said.
Amit Shah was unable to finish his remarks on the NRC yesterday after MPs from opposition parties started creating a ruckus.
Today, as the session of Rajya Sabha began, chairman Venkaiah Naidu told the House that he was very upset with the behaviour of the members.
"I was very upset yesterday when some members ran menacingly towards the well of the house, I hope it will not be repeated. I don't want to name anybody, house should function smoothly," he said.
Venkaiah Naidu then proceeded to ask Amit Shah to conclude his remarks from yesterday. MPs again started protesting which led to adjournment of the house for an hour.
The opposition parties launched a blistering attack on the government, a day after names of over 40 lakh people in Assam were excluded from the draft NRC list, prepared following a long-drawn process to identify illegal Bangladeshis living in the state.
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee said that the NRC will lead to a civil war.
"The NRC is being done with a political motive. We will not let this happen. They (BJP) are trying to divide the people. The situation cannot be tolerated. There will be a civil war, blood bath in the country," Banerjee said.
The Congress also said the BJP was playing politics on Assam's NRC and accused Amit Shah of deliberately giving a "mysterious twist" to the issue.
 

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