Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president has said
that the party would introduce the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the West
Bengal if the BJP government was voted back to power in 2019 Lok Sabha
The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a
register which contains the name of all citizens of India residing in Assam. It
was prepared in 1951.
The process of NRC update in Assam has been
taken up as per a Supreme Court order in 2013. The update is being carried out
under the Citizenship Act, 1955, and according to rules framed in the Assam
The update seeks to identify illegal migrants in
Assam who had entered the state on or after 25th March 1971.