Amid nationwide protests over the Citizenship Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav's younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav has come out in support of the NRC. Aparna, an ambitious social activist, took to twitter and wrote in Hindi: "If someone is an Indian, What is the problem in being listed in the register?"
Recently, Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah had recently said the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be implemented across the country before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
"I assure you the NRC will be implemented across the country and all infiltrators identified and expelled before the 2024 polls," Shah while addressing a rally in Jharkhand.
Notwithstanding the admission by some BJP leaders in West Bengal that apprehensions over the NRC had cost the party dearly in the recent bypolls there, the Union Home Minister told poll rallies in neighbouring Jharkhand that the nation- wide exercise will be conducted despite reservations voiced by opposition parties.
"Today, I want to tell you that before the 2024 polls the NRC will be conducted across the country and each and every infiltrator identified and expelled. "Rahul Baba (Congress leader Rahul Gandhi) says don't expel them. Where will they go, what will they eat? But I assure you that before the country goes to polls in 2024 all illegal immigrants will be thrown out," he told election rallies in Chakradharpur and Baharagora.