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Crucial Meeting over National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Delhi on Sunday

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

NEW DELHI, July 20: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will sit for a crucial meeting over NRC in New Delhi on Sunday. Official sources said that the meeting to be chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will also be attended by senior officials of the Home Ministry and Assam government. The meeting assumes significance as the second draft NRC will be published on July 30. “In Sunday’s meeting, security arrangements in view of the NRC publication will be reviewed,” sources said. Though the meeting was supposed to take place on Friday, it has been postponed as none of the senior minister was present for the meeting due to the ongoing Parliament session.

Meanwhile, Sonowal had a talk with the senior officials of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and discussed on certain issues related to the ongoing road projects in the state.

In an another development,immediately after taking charge as Assam AICC in-charge, senior Congress leader Harish Rawat said that he is totally prepared for his new role. “I will work at tandam with Assam Congress to ensure party’s win in all seats in the coming general election,” he said after meeting APCC president Ripun Bora.

Recently, the Congress high command has made Rawat as AICC Assam in-charge after CP Joshi handed over the responsibility.