Jagan says no to NRC

Andhra Pradesh CM Y S Jaganmohan Reddy became the ninth CM in the country to say ‘no’ to National Register for Citizens when he categorically declared that the proposed nationwide exercise will not be implemented in the state.

Already, CMs of Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Bihar, Bengal, Odisha, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh have said that they would not allow NRC in their respective states.

“I want to make it clear that we will oppose NRC. Andhra Pradesh will not support it. Our deputy CM Amzath Basha discussed the NRC issue with us and issued a categorical statement that AP will not support it at any cost. The state government backs his statement on the issue,” Jagan said during a tour of his home district Kadapa.

The announcement comes 10 days after his YSR Congress had backed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in both Houses of Parliament. Deputy CM Basha had said that the CM has assured him that his government will oppose any Bill which was detrimental to the interests of Muslims.

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