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Prime Minister Narendra Modi kickstarted BJP's campaigning for 2019 elections in Bengali dominated Barak valley, Silchar on Saturday.
While addressing a rally there, PM Modi assured the people residing there that none of the Indian citizens will be left out in the National Register of Citizens of India (NRC).
He said, " No Indian will be left out of the National Register of Citizens of India. The government is working to pass the Citizen Amendment Bill in the Parliament." (Aapko fir se bharosa deta hoon, koi bhi Bharatiya nagrik National Register of Citizens of India (NRC) mein se nahi chootega.)
I assure everyone that no Indian will be left out of the NRC. I am extremely happy that SC has accepted our appeal to simplify the NRC process & to accept the relief eligibility certificate & other govt related documents as a proof of citizenship: PM Modi in Silchar, 04 Jan 2019. pic.twitter.com/bNGHo0aMRA— BJP (@BJP4India) January 5, 2019
He added that he understands that people staying in the region have faced problems. The program, which was stuck from decades will finally reach its destination.
Prime Minister Modi also announced that the government is also working to get the Citizen Amendment Bill passed in the Parliament.
He further said, "The government is also moving ahead with the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. It is linked to emotions and related to peoples' lives. It is not for the benefit of anyone but a penance against the injustice and many wrongs done in the past. I hope the Bill will be passed soon in Parliament."
The BJP and its allies have set a target to win 21 out of the 25 parliamentary seats in eight states in the region. In Assam, they hope to win at least 11 of the 14 seats.
He concluded the rally by saying, "I am indebted to the people of Assam for voting for the BJP in the recent panchayat elections and I am committed to repaying this debt by ensuring the development of the state."