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Northeast Congress leaders meet Sonia Gandhi over NRC

Northeast Congress leaders meet Sonia Gandhi over NRC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Sep 2019 9:37 AM GMT

New Delhi: Soon after the much-awaited final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam was released on Saturday morning, several Congress leaders met party interim President Sonia Gandhi to apprise her about the issue.

The Congress leaders from the Northeast region including former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and party MP Gaurav Gogoi met Sonia Gandhi at her residence here. The meeting between the three leaders lasted for over an hour.

After meeting Sonia Gandhi, Gaurav Gogoi told reporters: "We have apprised Soniaji about the issue and she along with other senior leadership will take a party stand on the NRC issue."

"Every section of Assam is unhappy with the status of NRC. Even BJP Ministers are complaining. Careless implementation will result in many genuine Indian citizens to unnecessarily face the courts. Congress will provide all help. Nation above politics is our motto," Gogoi tweeted later.

After meeting the party Chief, Mukul Sangma said, "As you all know, the NRC is an exercise under the Assam Accord. The stand of our party is very clear that the rights of the real citizen should be safeguarded."

He said: "Now the details of who is a real citizen will be decided only after detailed information is out."

Before Sangma and Gogoi, former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and the party's Assam in-charge Harish Rawat also met Sonia Gandhi at her residence on the NRC issue. (IANS)

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