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“Assam Citizens’ Register Not A Big Issue” : Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb

Agartala: At a time when the BJP government, both at Assam and the center is being criticized by the opposition over the NRC Draft that has left out 40 lakh people, the party’s own Chief Minister of Tripura, Biplab Deb, who is known for his outspoken nature, has made a statement that seems contradictory to the party’s stand in Assam, where it projects itself as the protector of indigenous rights.

Biplab Deb has described the citizenship row as “not a big issue”.

“There is no demand for NRC in Tripura. Everything is systematized in Tripura. I think this is not a big issue even for Assam, (Chief Minister) Sarbananda Sonowal ji is capable of managing it,” Biplab Deb told reporters today.

Deb also said that some people are trying to create unnecessary panic in the name of NRC.

Out of 3.29 crore applicants, 40 lakh face the risk of deportation if they are not able to prove their citizenship. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee too has criticised the NRC and her party has termed it an “inhuman act”.

The Tripura Chief Minister has on several earlier instances brought embarrassment upon the party due to his outspoken nature.

Deb had earlier said “Internet and satellite communication existed during the Mahabharata era”.