"NRC update is the top priority", says CM
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, during the first day of the State Assembly said that updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be the top priority of the State Govt, and that the exercise would be taken along in a foolproof manner.
Minsiter of Parliamentary Affairs, Chandra Mohan Patowary said that the NRC would be accomplished at the earliest and that it was difficult to set a deadline because the exercise was vast and sensitive one that involved a lot of information as well as technicalities.
He further said that the team has completed almost 97 percent field work, which includes document verification of 68.08 lakh applicants. The number of documents received is 5.88 crore. The draft NRC copy will be published as soon as possible, and a specific date can be announced only after the next hearing of the Supreme Court.