The NRC prepared in 1951 is being updated to include the names of people or their descendants who appear in the 1951 NRC, in any electoral roll or in any one of the other admissible documents issued up to the midnight of March 24, 1971.
The book explores how Bangladeshi women from poor and undereducated backgrounds, who have crossed the Indo-Bangladesh border, find themselves in prisons serving sentences under the Foreigners Act 1946.
Addressing a poll rally at Tasgaon in Maharashtra's Sangli district to campaign for BJP candidate Sanjay Kaka Patil, he alleged that the opposition parties were more concerned about the human rights of infiltrators.
Speaking at a rally in Malda, Shah targeted the TMC: “They are very fond of infiltrators. To expel the infiltrators, NRC was brought but they misled the people of Bengal by saying Bengalis will be driven out."
Stating that a formal letter is being drafted and will be sent to the minister soon, a senior leader said, “He (Singh) has been busy with political campaigns due to the upcoming state elections... Once he is back, we will start pressing for the issue.”
A certified copy of the 1951 National Register of Citizens (NRC) of Assam — which the state is seeking to update now — shows eight members of the Dey family registered at House No. 63, Salmara Bazaar village, Dhubri district.
The statement from the MHA has come shortly after INPT leaders had claimed that Rajnath Singh assured them to 'take initiatives' for revising NRC in Tripura after the ongoing process in Assam gets over.