25 February 2020
Patna: The National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented in Bihar. A proposal for not implementing the NRC in the present form, instead implementing it with an amendment in the National Population Register (NPR) in the format of 2010, was passed by the state Assembly for common consent on the second day of the Budget session on Tuesday.
On the second day, after Finance Minister Sushil Kumar Modi presented the Budget for the financial year 2020-21, a proposal was presented for not implementing the NRC. The proposal received a nod from all the members, thereafter, Speaker Vijay Kumar Chaudhary announced the decision.
Earlier, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made it clear that there was no question of implementing the NRC in Bihar. He also quoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement about the NRC.
Nitish said in the Assembly that people in the rural areas do not have birth proofs. In view of all these, a letter has been sent to the Central government. The letter sent by the Bihar government on February 15 clearly states that the NPR should be implemented in the old format.
The Chief Minister, while appealing to the opposition parties not to remain in 'Confusion', said that an amendment to the letter has also been requested to add transgender to the gender column.
After the resolution for not implementing the NRC passed in the Assembly, RJD leader and Leader of Opposition, Tejashwi Yadav, congratulated and thanked the colleagues of all the parties including his party.
He said that the Rashtriya Janata Dal became a voice of the people and fought on this issue from street to house. The result of this is that the ruling party was forced to surrender today.