Reiterating his earlier stand on NRC, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has once again said that the National Register of Citizens would not be implemented in the state and Prime Minister Narendra Modi too had made his stand clear on the issue.
“No question of NRC in Bihar. It was in discussions only in context of Assam. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also clarified on it,” Nitish said in the state assembly.
Kumar said there should be discussion on the Citizenship Amendment Act and if all parties agree, then Parliament too should hold consultations on the contentious legislation that has triggered widespread protests.
NRC and the new citizenship law have created fissures in the Nitihs-led Janata Dal-United, an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party, with party vice-president Prashant Kishor publicly asking Kumar to do a rethink on support to the legislation.