'NPR would not be implemented in Madhya Pradesh', says CM Kamal Nath
BHOPAL: As opposition to the National Population Register (NPR) grows in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has reiterated that it won't be implemented in the State.
"Chief Minister Kamal Nath has clearly said that NPR would not be implemented in Madhya Pradesh and the stand is clear", said Minister PC Sharma.
Regarding anxiety over circulation of copy of a notification, the minister clarified that it was an earlier notification dating December 2019 but subsequently Centre brought CAA and that the The NPR notified earlier was not under the CAA.
"This notification was under the 1955 Act and rule 3 (2003)", said an official press release. "The chief minister had already issued instructions in this regard that there would be no NPR in Madhya Pradesh", Sharma further added.
Earlier, the Congress leader and Bhopal legislator Arif Masood had called a press conference and said that there would be strong opposition to the NPR-NRC from every household in the State. Also, he indicated about beginning of the campaign to put up stickers and messages to stop NPR at every house.
[February 17, 2020 NewsBits.in]