Congress in damage control mode, says not against Assam NRC

Prime News, National (New Delhi), August 3:- Amid a political storm over the findings of the National Register of Citizens survey concerning Assam, the Congress party on Thursday said that it is not against conducting such surveys if they are implemented as per the Assam Accord.

Speaking exclusively to WION, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad said, ”Congress is not against the National Register of Citizens. We are not against the NRC but it should be implemented as per the Assam Accord signed during former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s tenure.”

The senior Congress leader also said that no Indian should be harassed in the process of identification and people should be given adequate opportunity to prove that they are the citizens of India.

The Congress veteran further demanded that the government should also provide legal assistance to people there.

On being asked as to how his party views the whole issue, Azad said, ”We see this as an humanitarian issue.”  (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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