BJD will not support NRC: Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday said his party will not support the National Register of Citizens (NRC) proposed by the union government.

“BJD MPs in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have made it clear that we do not support NRC,” said Patnaik told reporters here.

He also clarified that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 has nothing to do with the citizens of India.

“The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019 has nothing to do with Indian citizens and it only deals with foreigners,” said the Chief Minister.

 “I would appeal to our citizens to let peace prevail and not to indulge in rumour-mongering,” Patnaik added.